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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 28. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Occupation of Hannibal. Circa 212-209 BC. AR Reduced Nomos ­ Half-Shekel (3.70 gm, 8h). Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on horse's head; KLH above, SHRAM-BOS below / TA-RAS, Phalanthos astride dolphin left, holding trident in right hand, aphlaston in left; monogram behind. Vlasto 971; SNG France 2062; SNG ANS 1263; SNG Copenhagen 948; HN Italy 1078. EF, lightly toned and well centered. ($750)

From the Ronald Cohen Collection. Ex Tkalec (24 October 2003), lot 12.

Hannibal used the region around Tarentum and Metapontion as winter quarters during his occupation of southern Italy. He installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.