For Alexander’s Tarentine Expedition
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Alexander the Molossian.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 28. Estimate $1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
King of Epeiros, 350-330 BC. AV Hemilitra (0.66 g, 3h). Struck circa 333-331/0 BC. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly left / AL-EX
, thunderbolt. Vlasto, Alexander
, type 6; Vlasto 1864-1865; Hunterian 2; De Luynes 1892 (all from the same obv. die). Good VF, underlying luster, tiny punch on reverse.
From the David Herman Collection.
This issue was struck by Alexander during his expedition to aid the Tarentines against the Samnites, Brettii, and Lucani.