CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 302-280 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 21.5 mm, 7.82 g, 3 h), Deinokrates and Si..., c. 280. 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; above left, ΣΙ; below, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΣ] Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding dolphin in his right hand. HN III 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692-694. Beautifully toned and clear, with a reverse in high relief. Very slightly off-struck from a slightly worn obverse die, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
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