GREEK COINS. CALABRIA.
TARENTUM. Nomos, about 270-250 BC. AR 6.55 g. The Dioscuri on horseback galloping l., the nearer one with cloak flying in the wind and holding club or spindle; between their heads, monogram ΦΥ, below, between the horses legs, ΣΩΔΑΜΟΣ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin l. over waves, holding with his l. hand two spears and small round shield decorated with hippocamp, on his outstretched r. hand, Nike flying off to crown him; in field l., ΓΥ. SNG ANS 1126; Vlasto 777.
Nice old cabinet tone. Slightly ragged flan. Extremely fine
Dr. A. Moretti collection (cf. H.Cahn/L. Mildenberg/R. Russo/H. Voegtli,
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, 1988, 101 [this specimen]).
Auction Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich 13 (1998), 101.