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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 26

CALABRIA, Tarentum. temp. Pyrrhos of Epeiros. Circa 276-272 BC. AV Triobol – Quarter Stater (11mm, 2.13 g, 1h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 26.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 5 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. temp. Pyrrhos of Epeiros. Circa 276-272 BC. AV Triobol – Quarter Stater (11mm, 2.13 g, 1h). Head of Apollo right, with long hair, wearing laurel wreath / Eagle standing left, wings spread, on thunderbolt; TAPANTINΩN to left, AP monogram to right. Fischer-Bossert G62a corr. (V51/R63 [should be listed under G63, but Sotheby pedigree is of a different coin that is correct for G62]) = Jameson 186 (this coin); Vlasto 46–7 (same dies); HN Italy 986; SNG BN 1862 (same dies); Hermitage Sale II 39 (same dies); Hunterian 23 (same dies). Trace deposits, tiny mark in field on obverse, tiny flan flaw on reverse. VF. Rare.

Ex Egon Gerson Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 595; A.D. Moretti Collection; R. Jameson Collection; Gustav Philipsen Collection (J. Hirsch XXV, 29 November 1909), lot 368.


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.