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Triton XXII, Lot: 7. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 8.12 g). Taras, nude, both arms outstretched, riding dolphin left; TARAS (retrograde) to right, scallop shell below / Wheel of four spokes. Fischer-Bossert Group 4, 89 (V47/R59); Vlasto 94 (same dies); HN Italy 833; SNG Lloyd 111 (same rev. die); Berlin 49 (same dies); Jameson 83 (same rev. die). Good VF, lightly toned, die break on reverse, overstruck on uncertain type.

From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell (inv. 51057). Ex William N. Rudman Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 70 (21 September 2005), lot 9.