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Triton XXI, Lot: 307. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 425-415 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 8.09 g, 6h). Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin left, extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left; scallop shell below / Taras as Oikistes, his torso bare, wearing himation from his waist, seated left on stool, holding spindle in extended right hand, left hand holding aryballos. Fischer-Bossert Group 18, 280j (V127/R213 - this coin); Vlasto, Taras, Type 53A; Vlasto 256 (same dies); HN Italy 844; Winterthur 218 (same dies). Near EF, attractively toned, slight die wear and die shift on obverse.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell. Ex Dr. Roland Maly Collection (LHS 100, 23 April 2007), lot 39; Athos Moretti Collection (Leu Tarentum FPL, ND [1960]), no. 49.