TARENTUM SILVER STATER – ISSUE OF NICOTTAS WITH HIPPOCAMP – MINT STATE NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 15564)
CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Early 3rd century BC.
Silver didrachm (nomos), 7.79 g, 23 mm, struck by magistrate Nicottas.
Obv. Helmeted warrior with shield and spear riding horse left, EY in upper right field, NIKΩTTAΣ below.
Rev. TAPAΣ, dolphin rider right, holding trident and arrow, ΛY in left field, hippocamp in exergue.
Vlasto 699-700; HN Italy 968.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5, an interesting variety with a hippocamp symbol.