TARENTUM SILVER DIDRACHM – CHARMING “DOUBLE DOLPHIN” ISSUE – XF NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 17695)
CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Ca. 332-302 BC.
Silver didrachm, 7.83 g, 20 mm.
Obv. Nude warrior on horseback right, with spear raised to strike, ΣA below. Rev. TAPAΣ, dolphin rider left, holding kantharos, ΣΩ above arm, and pellet below, small dolphin springing left in lower right field.
Fischer-Bossert, Chronologie, Group 73, 877 (V344/R680); Vlasto, 613 (same dies); Rutter, HN Italy, 937.
Ex CNG 39, 9/18/1996, lot 83.
NGC graded XF Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, CNG provenance listed on label, a pleasing specimen of a charming variety featuring a secondary dolphin below (“double dolphin” type).
Published: Vilmar Fixed Price List IV, no. 2.