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Triton XXI, Lot: 303. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Nomos (24mm, 8.02 g, 12h). Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin right, extending left hand, right hand resting on dolphin’s back; T[ARA]S (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below, dot-and-cable border around / Incuse of obverse type; [TARAS to right], radiate border around. Fischer-Bossert Group 1, 16b (V7/R12 – this coin); Vlasto 68 = Kraay & Hirmer 294 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 108 (same obv. die); HN Italy 826. Good VF, toned, minor deposits, area of light roughness on obverse. Very rare. Well struck for issue.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 219 (10 March 2014), lot 11; Aufhäuser 7 (9 October 1990), lot 16; Athena [Cetin Ceylan] 1 (8 October 1987), lot 10.