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11000011

Ex Rudman and Moretti Collections

Triton XXII, Lot: 11. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.19 g, 2h). Taras, nude, extending right hand and holding shield in left, riding dolphin left; scallop shell below / Taras, as Oikistes, his torso bare, wearing himation from his waist, seated left on stool, holding scepter in extended right hand and supporting himself with his left; spindle to lower right. Fischer-Bossert Group 18, 271l (V125/R204 – this coin); Vlasto, Taras, Type 49; Vlasto 237–8 (same dies); HN Italy 844; SNG ANS 858 (same dies); BMC 77 (same dies). EF, dark cabinet tone, a hint of die wear as usual, slightly off center on reverse. Fine style and among the finest of this issue.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 88 (8 October 2015), lot 354; William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1039; A. D. Moretti Collection.