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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 8

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 385-380 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.99 g, 7h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 8.
 Estimated: $ 1 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 385-380 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.99 g, 7h). Nude youth on horse standing left, holding rein in left hand, raising right hand to crown horse with wreath; Λ below / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos in extended right hand and supporting himself with his left, riding dolphin left; below, P above TAPAΣ. Fischer-Bossert Group 31b, 461b (V200’/R352) = Vlasto 415 (this coin, illustrated in Fischer-Bossert); HN Italy 880; SNG ANS 914–5 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 164 (same obv. die); Kraay & Hirmer 106 (same obv. die). Lovely old collection tone, slightly off center on obverse, a couple light scratches in field on reverse. EF. Struck from artistic dies.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Kirk Davis 33 (January 2001), no. 10; Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 221; Münzen und Medaillen AG 53 (29 November 1977), lot 4 (noting incorrect hoard); Münzen und Medaillen AG XIX (5 June 1959), lot 311; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 711; Michael Panely Vlasto Collection; 1908 Ionian Shore, Bruttium Hoard (IGCH 1916).


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.