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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 2

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 320 BC. AV Diobol – Sixth Stater (10mm, 1.43 g, 3h).


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 2.
 Estimated: $ 5 000

Greek, Gold

Sold For $ 7 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 320 BC. AV Diobol – Sixth Stater (10mm, 1.43 g, 3h). Head of Persephone right, wearing a stephanos ornamented with a palmette, and single-pendant earring; [K to left]; to right, |- above M above Φ / The infant Taras squatting facing, head right, holding distaff in left hand, wool in right; TAPAΣ to left; below, dolphin right. Fischer-Bossert G8d (V7/R8) = Jameson 151 (this coin); Vlasto 7; HN Italy 903; SNG ANS 956; SNG Lloyd 181; Adams II 2005 = Côte 195 = Weber 545; Boston MFA 64 = Warren 37; Gulbenkian 30 = Vlasto 8; de Luynes 252; McClean 598 (all from the same dies). Shallow scrape on obverse, slight die shift on reverse. Good VF. Rare, and much better than the Adams/Côte/Weber example that hammered at $8500 in Triton XIX.

From the collection of an English Queen’s Counsel. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 54 (24 March 2010), lot 7; Numismatica Ars Classica 9 (16 April 1996), lot 28; A. D. Moretti Collection; Robert Jameson Collection; G. Nervegna Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 18 November 1907), lot 252.


The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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