A very rare issue struck from a single obverse die
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Starting price: 100 CHF
Price realized: 440 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 344-340 BC. Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.57 g, 3 h). Warrior, helmeted and holding spear and shield, standing facing, head to right, behind horse standing right. Rev. TAPAΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding trident in his right hand and shield decorated with hippocamp in his left; below, A above waves. Fischer-Bossert group 48, 679 (V259/R526). Vlasto 518 (same obverse die). A very rare issue struck from a single obverse die. Beautifully toned and very well centered. Slightly rough, otherwise, very fine.
From the Maggiore Collection, formed in the late 1970s to early 2000s.