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CNG 111, Lot: 8. Estimate $750.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 465-455 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.95 g, 10h). Taras, nude, both arms outstretched, riding dolphin left; scallop shell below / Hippocamp left. Fischer-Bossert Group 7, 109l (V56/R71 – this coin); Vlasto 133 (same dies); HN Italy 827. Good VF, toned, some porosity, a few small pits on obverse.

From the Ealing Collection, purchased from Lennox Gallery, October 1996. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 39 (18 September 1996), lot 37.