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    Artistic Tarentine Type

    Tarentum. Ca. 325/20-315 BC. AR stater or nomos (7.76 gm). Nike standing facing, restraining stallion trotting right, ridden by nude, helmeted warrior, his left hand holding round shield ornamented with hippocamp and two lances, Φ to left of Nike, HA above stallion's tail, M under belly, ΚΑΛ in tiny letters under stallion's raised right hind leg / ΤΑΡΑΣ, Taras astride dolphin right, holding lance above head and two spare lances in left hand, ΚΑΛ in tiny letters under dolphin, line of waves below. Fischer-Bossert 792 (V310/R614). Vlasto 531 (same dies). Kraay-Hirmer 312 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 180 (same dies). Certainly among the finest-known specimens of this rare and artistic type, deeply struck on a round flan and attractively toned. NGC Ch AU 5/5 - 4/5.

    Ex Astarte 16 (Lugano, 16 November 2004), lot 1005.


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