Two Pieces from the Vlasto Collection
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 28. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (8.15 g, 3h). Phalanthos riding dolphin left; small OP above tail; below, fish left above waves / Taras as Oikistes seated left, holding lekythos suspended by string. Fischer-Bossert group 18, 283a (V128/R215) = Vlasto, Taras
type 57, c = Vlasto 251 (this coin); HN Italy 846; SNG Lloyd 141; SNG München 611; Berlin 79; McClean 563 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, obverse a little off center. Rare die pairing.
From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex M.P. Vlasto Collection, 251.
Fischer-Bossert lists 10 examples from this die pairing.