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Ex Cahn Collection – Published in Fischer-Bossert

CNG 112, Lot: 12. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 405-400 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.83 g, 5h). Nude rider on horse leaping left; ΛE below / Phalanthos, nude riding dolphin right, preparing to cast spear. Fischer-Bossert Group 22, 305f and g (V139/R237 – this coin); Vlasto 316 (same dies); HN Italy 850; SNG ANS 877 (same dies). Toned, slightly off center on obverse, a few light cleaning marks under tone on reverse. VF. Fine style.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 211 (4 March 2013), lot 23; Herbert A. Cahn Collection; Münzen & Medaillen AG FPL 252 (March 1965), no. 4; Lanz 44 (16 May 1988), lot 24.