TARENTUM SILVER DIDRACHM ( NOMOS ) – BEAUTIFULLY IRIDESCENT EXAMPLE WITH RIDER CROWNING HORSE AND TARAS HOLDING RHYTON FROM 1987 NFA SALE – CHOICE AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 15131)

$2,300.00

CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Ca. 240-228 BC.
Silver didrachm (nomos), 6.32 g., 20 mm.
Obv. ΦIΛI/[APXOΣ], nude horserider right, crowning his horse with wreath, ATPI control in upper left field, ΛE before horse, ΦΙΛΟ/KΛHΣ (magistrate) above springing dolphin below.
Rev. TAPAΣ, dolphin rider left, holding rhyton and trident, pair of amphorae in right field.
Vlasto 950-953 (unlisted dies).
Ex NFA XVIII, 3/31/1987, lot 9.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, NFA pedigree listed, a coin with attractive multicolored iridescence.

 

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