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Triton XXII, Lot: 13. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.56 g, 5h). Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding two spears in right hand, shield adorned with dolphin on left arm, on horse rearing left; [A]-Z-A in upper fields, [AΠH below] / Phalanthos, nude, right hand resting on dorsal fin, cradling distaff in left arm, riding dolphin left; COI to left, ornate trident head downward to right. Fischer-Bossert Group 81, 1137 (V421/R879); Vlasto 648 (same dies); HN Italy 940; SNG ANS 1022 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 858 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 286 (same dies); de Luynes 297 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned. Interesting issue with an unusual shield with dolphin. Very rare, only two other examples in CoinArchives.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex JMG Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 18.