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CNG 112, Lot: 32. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4504. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos (21mm, 6.49 g, 6h). Reduced standard. Warrior, nude but for crested helmet, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horse rearing right; EY to left, ΦINTY[ΛOΣ] below / Phalanthos, nude, holding Nike and trident, riding dolphin left; below, prow left. Vlasto 723 (same rev. die); HN Italy 1002. Wonderful old cabinet tone with dark iridescence around the devices. EF. Very rare issue without name in field on reverse. A fabulous coin in hand.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection.