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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 5

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.16 g, 4h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 5.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 14 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.16 g, 4h). Taras, nude, extending left hand and holding octopus in his right, riding dolphin left; scallop shell below / Taras as Oikistes, his torso bare, wearing himation from his waist, seated left on stool, spindle balanced on extended right hand, left hand holding aryballos and strigilis. Fischer-Bossert Group 18, 278 (V127/R211); Vlasto, Taras, Type 53A; Vlasto 254 = Weber 537 (same dies); HN Italy 844; SNG ANS 860 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 142 (same dies); BMC 80 (same dies); de Luynes 288 (same dies). Medium iridescent tone, minor die wear, small delamination at edge on reverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 9 (16 April 1996), lot 20.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.