Greek Coins. Calabria, Tarentum.
Nomos circa 430-425, AR 7.69g. [T]A – PA – N – TI – NW – N Dolphin rider advancing r., extending his l. arm and resting his r. hand on the back of the dolphin; beneath, scallop-shell. Rev. Jockey r., crowning his horse with r. hand and holding the bridle with his l. Vlasto 271 (this coin). SNG Lloyd 149 (this reverse die). Fischer-Bossert 234b (this coin illustrated). Historia Numorum Italy 847.
An extremely rare variety, only three specimens in private hands, of a very rare type.
Lovely old cabinet tone, reverse slightly off-centre, otherwise very fine
Ex Sangiorgi 15-22 April 1907, Strozzi, 846, Martin Fixed Price List 14 April 1986, G1 and New York XXVII, 2012, Prospero, 17 sales. From the Vlasto collection.
|Price realized||3'750 CHF 15 bids|
|Starting price||800 CHF|