TARENTUM SILVER DIDRACHM – VERY RARE CLASSICAL PERIOD VARIETY WITH WAVES BELOW DOLPHIN – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 14078)

$4,500.00

CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Ca. 450-440 BC.
Silver nomos (didrachm), 7.59 g., 23 mm.
Obv. TAPA, Taras, with left arm outstretched, riding dolphin as it jumps upon waves.
Rev. TAPA, nude youth on galloping horse right.
Fischer-Bossert Group 11, 148 (V77/R103); Vlasto 258–61 (same obv. die); HN Italy 847; SNG Lloyd 143 (same obv. die); Basel 81 (same obv. die); Berlin 91 = Kraay & Hirmer 302 (same obv. die); Gillet 69 (same dies); Jameson 98 (same obv. die).
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 3/5, Surface 2/5, a rare and wonderful depiction showing the sea as a pattern of stylized waves, this is among the high Classical period coins of Tarentum.

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