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Calabria, Tarentum, Silver Stater
Calabria, Tarentum (c. 385-385 B.C.), Silver Stater. Naked youth on horseback standing right, his right hand raised to crown the horse, rev. TAPAΣ, Phalanthos riding a dolphin left, both hands resting on the back of the dolphin, 7.86g., 6h (Vlasto 350 (this coin); Fischer-Bossert 446a (V194/R340); SNG ANS 890 (these dies); HN Italy 880). Very light traces of double-striking on reverse, beautiful old cabinet tone, good very fine and most attractive.
From the Ionian Shore Hoard of 1908 (IGCH 1916)
Ex M.P. Vlasto Collection, 350
Ex Camerata Romeau Collection