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Nomos 24

22 May 2022 14:00 CEST
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich

Exceptionally clear example

Estimate: 7500 CHFHammer Price: 14000 CHF
Lot 5

CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 315-302 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.95 g, 6 h), struck under the magistrates Ari..., Ch..., and Kl... Nude horseman galloping right, holding round shield and two spears in his left hand, and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; in field to left, Ξ; below horse, API. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding rudder in his left hand and a kantharos in his right; in field to left, KΛ. Fischer-Bossert Group 74a, 914b (V357/R709, this coin). HN III 939. BMC 208 (same dies). Vlasto 640. A beautifully toned example, very well-struck from fresh dies. Good extremely fine.

From a European collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica 33, 6 April 2006, 18, Spink 120, 9 July 1997, 20, and from the "England" Collection, formed in the 1980s or before.

It is particularly difficult to find nomoi from Tarentum with exceptionally clear details, especially the faces of both the horseman and Phalanthos/Taras, such as they exist on this coin. Here, everything is clear and sharp, and the coin is beautifully toned as well, making this an especially desirable piece.

Online bidding closes: 22 May 2022 09:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 1 Jul 2022 13:42:03 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:14000 CHF

Pre-Bidding closes on 22 Mai 2022 at 9:00 CEST. Live bidding starts at 14:00 CET and is EXCLUSIVELY available on biddr. Seperate registration is required.

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