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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 150. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 480-470 BC. AR Nomos (8.10 g, 9h). Taras riding dolphin left, both arms outstretched; open cockle shell below / Wheel of four spokes; dolphin in one quarter. Fischer-Bossert 90 (V48/R59); Vlasto 93 (same dies); HN Italy 833; SNG ANS (vol. 5) 1234 (same dies); SNG France 1595 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen 770 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 111 (same dies); Jameson 83 (same dies). Good VF, slight die break on reverse as usual. Very rare issue: this symbol occurred on only one obverse die, which began to break almost immediately.