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    Pedigreed Tarentum Stater

    CALABRIA. Tarentum. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater or didrachm (19mm, 7.82 gm, 3h). NGC MS ★ 4/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. Nude warrior astride horse rearing right, thrusting downward with spear held in right hand, holding shield and javelins with left, Γ - Λ to either side and A ΚΑΛ over A below horse / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin leaping right, holding crested Phrygian helmet, stars to either side and API below. Vlasto 554. Fischer Bossert 770h (this coin). SNG Lloyd 178 (these dies). Kent-Hirmer pl. 107, 311. HN Italy 896. A simply exquisite piece, struck from dies of high artistry and beautifully toned.

    Ex Money Museum Zürich Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 314 (realized $9,500); Abecassis Collection, (Leu 81, 16 May 2001), lot 9; Desneux Collection (Hess-Leu 49, 27 April 1971), lot 14; Arthur Colgate Collection (Ars Classica XVI, 3 July 1933), lot 73; originally from the 1905 Carosino Hoard (IGCH 1928). 

    Seldom does one encounter a coin as delightful as this Tarentum stater, with a pedigree to several of the greatest collections of Greek coins assembled over the course of the 20th century!


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    January, 2018
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