CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.96 g, 3 h), Phi..., Ar... and Philis... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; below, ΦI; to right, AP monogram. Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΣ] Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a spindle over his left shoulder with his left hand and resting his right on the dolphin's back; in field to left, ΦIΛIΣ; behind, eagle standing to left; below, waves. Fischer-Bossert Group 78a, 1053 (V400/R815). HN III 933. Vlasto 566 (same obverse die). Very attractive, toned, sharp and with types in high relief. Both sides slightly off-center, otherwise, virtually as struck.
Current Bid: 240 CHF