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Triton XV, Lot: 1026. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 7.76 g, 7h). Warrior, preparing to cast spear held in right hand, holding two spears and shield in left, on horse rearing right; ΣA below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm, astride dolphin left; AP to left, TAPAΣ to right; below, small dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert 847k (V336/R658) = Vlasto 600 (this coin); HN Italy 937; SNG ANS 996 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 314. Near EF, attractive cabinet toning, minor roughness in areas. Fine style.

From the Deyo Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1990), lot 587; Athos D. Moretti Collection; M.P. Vlasto Collection, no. 660; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (15 June 1896), lot 99 (part of).