TARENTUM GOLD HALF-STATER – SPECIMEN PUBLISHED AND PLATED BY VLASTO AND LISTED IN FISCHER-BOSSERT – CHOICE XF FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 174445)
FPL V, 4 (17445). CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Ca. 280-272 BC.
Gold half-stater, 4.28 g, 13 mm.
Obv. Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress. Rev. TAPANTINΩN, charioteer (Taras?) driving biga right, holding trident, ΣΩK above.
Fischer-Bossert G33f (this coin listed); Vlasto 29 (this coin listed and illustrated on pl. II); HN Italy 985; HGC 1, 737.
Ex Bank Leu 48, 5/10/1989, lot 10.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, FINE STYLE, “edge scuff,” few marks in fields, a coin with a distinguished pedigree and publication history.