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Triton XXIV

Lot nuber 1

CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 6.52 g, 6h).

Triton XXIV
Lot: 1.
 Estimated: $ 750

Merani Collection – Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 1 100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 6.52 g, 6h). Youth on horseback right, crowning self with wreath in right hand, holding reins in left; IΩ to upper left; IAΛO and Ionic capital below horse / Phalanthos, holding aphlaston in right hand and distaff in left; TAPA[Σ] below, ANΘ to upper right. Vlasto 803; HN Italy 1014. Deep iridescent tone, minor marks on obverse. Good VF.

From the Peter J. Merani Collection. Ex CNG inventory 973515 (January 2014); G. Hirsch [Prague] (5 June 1935), lot 19; Helbing 70 (9 December 1932), lot 425.

John Spring (Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs 1880-1980) notes: “Erich Cahn tells us that at the time of the Nazi persecution of 1934 ‘Heinrich Hirsch, the senior partner of Otto Helbing Nachf., emigrated to Switzerland. His son Gerhard [born 1903] moved ‘in the wrong direction’ to Prague, where he held a small number of sales, but in 1939 that business was obliged to close after the German annexation of Czechoslovakia. Gerhard Hirsch was interned at Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps, but he survived in relatively good health and returned to Munich in 1945, and after a period of working in the Justice Ministry he opened a new coin business there in 1953.’ This continues as Gerard Hirsch Nachf. to the present day...”

The final winners of all Triton XXIV lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 January 2021. This lot is in Session One, which begins 19 January 2021 at 9 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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