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Ex Nanteuil, Weber, and Mayer Collections
Pedigreed to 1887

Triton XXII, Lot: 12. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 330-325 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.83 g, 8h). Nude youth on horse trotting right, holding rein and crowning horse with wreath; to left, small Nike flying right, crowning youth with open wreath; ΣIM below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling scepter in left arm, riding dolphin left; TAPAΣ to right, |-HP and waves below. Fischer-Bossert Group 62, 789g (V309/R611) = Nanteuil 98 = Weber 587 (this coin); Vlasto –; HN Italy 886; SNG Ashmolean 275 (same dies); Jameson 140 (same dies). EF, deep iridescent cabinet tone, slightly off center on reverse. An exceptional example from artistic dies.

From the Gasvoda Collection, purchased from Edward J. Waddell (inv. 52174). Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 84 (21 May 2015), lot 556; Henri de Nanteuil Collection; Sir Hermann Weber Collection; Mayer Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 23 May 1887), lot 6.