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Ex Abecassis, Knoepke, and Vlasto Collections,
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Triton XXI, Lot: 311. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 330-325 BC. AR Nomos (21.5mm, 7.90 g, 2h). Nude youth on horse trotting right, holding rein in right hand and crowning horse with wreath held aloft in left; to left, small Nike flying right, crowning youth with open wreath held in both hands; ΣIM below / Phalanthos, holding kantharos in extended right hand and cradling scepter in left arm, riding dolphin left; [TAPAΣ to right], |-HP and waves below. Fischer-Bossert Group 62, 777b (V306/R603) = Vlasto 503 (this coin); HN Italy 886; SNG ANS 958 (same obv. die). Superb EF, deep cabinet tone, die break on reverse. Fine style.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection, purchased from Ed Waddell, 21 August 2014. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 40 (4 June 2014), lot 13; R. Abecassis Collection (Leu 81, 16 May 2001), lot 10; Olga Knoepke (Glendining’s, with A.H. Baldwin & Sons, 10 December 1986), lot 18; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; 1905 Carosino Hoard (IGCH 1928).