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90080010
Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 10. Estimate CHF700. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF560. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20mm, 6.59 g 11), Philokles, Le..., and Arn... . Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoroi (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 950. An attractive piece, but with some slight striking flatness. Extremely fine.


From a northern European collection.