From the Vlasto Collection
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 27. Estimate $300.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $310. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (7.69 g, 10h). Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding Boeotian shield and lance; cockle shell below / Taras as Oikistes seated right, holding distaff and small bird. Fischer-Bossert group 18, 270j (V125/R203) = Vlasto, Taras
type 49, f = Vlasto 235 (this coin); HN Italy 844; SNG Lloyd 140; BMC 78; Gulbenkian 24; de Luynes 286; McClean 558; Boston MFA 55 = Warren 23 (all from the same dies). Near VF, toned, graffito (’T’) on obverse under tone. Very rare.
From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex M.P. Vlasto Collection, 235.
Fischer-Bossert lists 17 examples from this die pairing, and 149 coins overall for his group 18, from 16 die pairings (5 obverse and 15 reverse).