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591025
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1025. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Nomos (7.97 gm). T-A-P-A, Phalanthos on dolphin right, left hand extended, holding cuttle fish in right hand / TAP-A-, hippocamp right; pecten below. Fischer-Bossert 45d (V19/R36 - this coin) = Vlasto 119 (this coin); SNG ANS 837 (same dies); H. Cahn, "Early Tarentine Chronology," in Essays Robinson, pg. 61, 3rd Issue. Toned EF, overstruck, perhaps on a didrachm from Akragas. Rare. ($1000)

From the Robert Schonwalter Collection. Ex Christie's (New York, 2 May 1989), lot 604; Kricheldorf Auktion 15 (16 June 1965), lot 1897; Vlasto Collection, 119; Frank S. Benson Collection (Sotheby's, 3 February 1909), lot 20.