Ancient Coins, Artefacts and Numismatic Books (25 September 2012)

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2012

Sold for £850

Estimate: £600 - £800

Greek Coinages, Southern Apulia, Taras, Nomos, c. 332-302, nude warrior on horseback right, holding round shield and two lances in left hand, spear pointed downwards in right, ΣΙΜ below, rev. Taras astride dolphin left, holding spindle over left shoulder, right hand at side, eagle standing right on left, ΦΙ and waves below, 7.85g/8h (Fischer-Bossert 1063d, this coin; Vlasto 573, this coin; SNG ANS 980; HN Italy 933). Extremely fine, toned £600-800


Provenance: From the Monteparano (Italy) Hoard, 1881; Jean Vinchon Auction (Paris), 13 April 1985, lot 20