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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 19

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.81 g, 5h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 19.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 6 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.81 g, 5h). Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding two spears in right hand, shield adorned with dolphin on left arm, on horse rearing left; A-Z-A in upper fields, AΠH below / Phalanthos, nude, right hand resting on dorsal fin, cradling distaff in left arm, riding dolphin left; COI to left, ornate trident head downward to right, TAPAΣ below. Fischer-Bossert Group 81, 1137 (V421/R879); Vlasto 648 (same dies); HN Italy 940; SNG ANS 1022 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 858 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 286 (same dies); de Luynes 297 (same dies). Fully lustrous under tone. Superb EF. Exceptional example struck from fresh, artistic dies.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 792021 (at $12,500); LHS 100 (23 April 2007), lot 75.


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.