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11200013

Fischer-Bossert Plate Coin

CNG 112, Lot: 13. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 400-390 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.94 g, 3h). Phalanthos, nude, holding akrostolion, riding dolphin left / Nude youth, holding shield, on horse galloping left, preparing to dismount; Λ below. Fischer-Bossert Group 26, 339b (V154/R263 – this coin, illustrated); Vlasto 309 (same dies); HN Italy 850; SNG ANS 873 (same dies); Nanteuil 85 (same dies). Struck from slightly worn dies, a little off center and slight doubling on obverse. EF.


From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Triton III (30 November 1999), lot 38; Astarte 2 (5 March 1999), lot 9; I. Vecchi 8 (4 December 1997), lot 9; Numismatica Ars Classica 9 (16 April 1996), lot 24.