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Triton XXI, Lot: 312. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $70000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 281-276 BC. AV Stater (18mm, 8.55 g, 1h). Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Taras(?), holding reins in right hand, trident in left, driving fast biga right; star above; below horses, KΛH above dolphin downward. Fischer-Bossert G20 (V17/R20); Vlasto, Or Type O 1 [a]; Vlasto 18 (same dies); HN Italy 955; Hirsch 85 (same dies); McClean 600 (same dies). Choice EF, underlying luster. Extremely rare, only four examples of this issue noted by Fisher-Bossert, one additional in CoinArchives.

From a European collection, purchased privately from NAC in the 1990s.