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Pedigreed to 1933

Triton XX, Lot: 9. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 320 BC. AV Hemistater – Drachm (13mm, 4.24 g, 6h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos and triple-pendant earring; [E to left], ΤΑΡΑΝ[ΤΙΝΩΝ] to right / Phalanthos, nude, holding dolphin in extended right hand and cradling trident in left arm, riding dolphin left; TAPAΣ to right, [|- and K below]. Fischer-Bossert G7p (V6/R7 – this coin); Vlasto 5; HN Italy 902; SNG ANS 955; SNG BN 1779–81; SNG Copenhagen 831; SNG Lloyd –; Basel 90; Dewing 149; Gillet 36; Hirsch 84; Jameson 149; Kraay & Hirmer 317 (all from the same dies). VF. Rare.

From the collection of a Northern California Gentleman. Ex James A. Ferrendelli Collection (Triton VII, 13 January 2004), lot 10; Harlan J. Berk 20th CICF Auction (23 March 1995), lot 12; Ars Classica XVI (3 July 1933), lot 77.