TARENTUM SILVER STATER – HIGH GRADE SPECIMEN EX SALTON COLLECTION – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED GREEK CALABRIA COIN (Inv. 17463)
CALABRIA. TARENTUM. Ca. 281-240 BC.
Silver didrachm (nomos), 6.55 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Youthful horse rider wearing chlamys right, crowning his horse, AP in left field. Rev. TAPAΣ, dolphin rider left, holding shield with hippocamp design, trident and cornucopia, waves in the exergue.
Vlasto, 750-2; Rutter, HN Italy, 1008; HGC 1, 884.
Ex Salton Family Collection, likely acquired sometime in the 1950s-1960s while Mr. Salton was operating a numismatic dealership in New York.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, struck from high relief dies, light gray toning.