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Triton XXII, Lot: 14. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.91 g, 6h). Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, wearing shield on left arm and holding spear in left hand, on horse prancing left; to left, Nike standing facing, restraining horse with both hands; [ΛYKIΣKOΣ below] / Phalanthos, nude, extending his right arm, wearing shield inscribed E on his left arm and holding two spears in his left hand, astride dolphin left; TAPAΣ and ZOP to left, waves below. Vlasto 680 (same dies); HN Italy 963; SNG ANS 1056-8; SNG Lloyd 197; SNG BN 1874-6; Gillet 107 (same dies); Pozzi 357-8. Choice EF, lovely old cabinet tone. Very well centered and struck for issue.

Ex Triton XVIII (6 January 2015), lot 315; Numismatica Genevensis SA V (2 December 2008), lot 3; Tkalec (19 February 2001), lot 3.