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Triton XXI, Lot: 304. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 490-480 BC. AR Nomos (18mm, 7.97 g, 9h). Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin right, extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left; TAP-AS before / Hippocamp right; TAPAS above, cockle shell below. Fischer-Bossert Group 3, 51 (V23/R40); Vlasto 106 (same rev. die); HN Italy 827; SNG BN 1580 (same obv. die). Good VF, attractive light golden hues around the devices, a hint of porosity. Well centered and struck.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 79 (17 September 2008), lot 11.