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Triton XX, Lot: 5. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 450 BC. AR Nomos (24.5mm, 7.76 g, 8h). Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin right, arms outstretched; retrograde TAPANTINON to left (faintly visible), cockle shell below / Taras as Oikistes, wearing himation, seated left on stool draped with panther skin, holding spindle in extended right hand and staff in left; all within laurel wreath. Fischer-Bossert Group 10, 134e (V70/R92 – this coin, illustrated); Vlasto, Taras, Type 10; Vlasto 176; HN Italy 845; SNG Lloyd 132; de Luynes 272; McClean 550 (all from the same dies). VF, toned, traces of find patina, some porosity on reverse. Very rare variety from these dies, only seven examples noted by Fischer-Bossert.

Ex Roland Maly Collection (LHS 100, 23 April 2007), lot 25; Ceresio 1 (26 September 1987), lot 9.