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Ex Rudman, Vlasto, and Evans – Published in 1889

CNG 112, Lot: 18. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos (20mm, 7.87 g, 7h). Nude youth on horse standing right; to right, herm left; |-E below / Phalanthos, nude, holding oinochoe, on dolphin left. Fischer-Bossert Group 36, 559c (V227/R427) = Vlasto 408 = A.J. Evans, “The ‘Horsemen’ of Tarentum” in NC 1889, p. 61, 1 and pl. III, 10 (this coin); HN Italy –; Dewing 143 (same dies); Jameson 117 (same dies). Toned, a couple minor edge splits, slight die wear on obverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex William N. Rudman Collection (Triton V, 15 January 2002), lot 1046; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Sir Arthur Evans Collection [“The Collection of an Archaeologist and Traveller”] (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 20 January 1898), lot 10 (part of).