CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Stater (Silver, 21 mm, 6.56 g, 5 h), struck under the magistrates Zopyrion, So.. and Ep... Rider, on horse springing to right, wearing tunic, leaning back with his head facing front, holding the horse's mane with his left hand and the reins with his right; below right, bucranium with the letters ΣΩ between its horns; below, on the exergual line, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ. Rev. Τ - ΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a hippocamp in his right hand and a trident with his left; to right, head of Pan to left, above dolphin monogram of ΕΠ. HN III 1054. SNG ANS 1246. Vlasto 940. A fascinating example of acrobatic horsemanship! Some minor roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the Morcote Collection, formed before 2005.
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