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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 9

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 8.03 g, 10h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 9.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 16 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 8.03 g, 10h). Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding rein in right hand, spear and shield in left, on horse trotting left; Δ below / Phalanthos, nude, holding trident over shoulder in right hand and supporting himself with his left, riding dolphin left; TAPA-Σ to right; below, K above waves. Fischer-Bossert Group 47, 663 (V253/R514) = Vlasto 443 (this coin); HN Italy 870; SNG ANS 932–3 (same obv. die, the latter = Bement 78); SNG Delepierre 202 (same dies); BMC 193 (same dies); Gulbenkian 28 (same obv. die). Deeply toned. EF. Fine style.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Leu 76 (27 October 1999), lot 2; R.P. Pflieger Collection (Vinchon, 13 April 1985), lot 14; Michael Pandely Vlasto Collection; Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection (Part 1, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15 June 1896), lot 91b.


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.