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. 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, Chronologie, G33f (this coin listed); Vlasto, 29 (this coin listed and illustrated on pl. II); Rutter, 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.
PUBLISHED: Vilmar Numismatics FPL III, no. 5.
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