TARENTUM SILVER DIDRACHM – EX STEIN COLLECTION DISPLAYED AT THE CINCINNATI MUSEUM OF ART AND PUBLISHED IN FISCHER-BOSSERT – XF NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 16093)
CALABRIA. TARAS ( TARENTUM ). Ca. 302-281 BC.
Silver didrachm (nomos), 7.74 g, 22 mm.
Obv. Warrior on horse right with raised spear, ΣIM below.
Rev. ΦIΛΙΣ, dolphin rider left, holding spindle, eagle standing left in right field, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert 1065d (V402/R816, this coin cited).
Ex Jacob K. Stein Collection, Gemini V, 1/6/2009, formerly displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum for the period of 1994-2008 being no. 33 from a group of 182 coins on show, ex Berk BBS 175, 7/72011, lot 85; ex Rauch 46, 5/6/1991, lot 19.
NGC graded XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, golden iridescent highlights, a coin with a wonderful history, having been part of the Cincinnati Art Museum display for over a decade.