nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 22
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price:
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 8 h), Sim... 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, ΣΙΜ. 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 1080. HN III 933. Vlasto 574. A splendid, bright, beautifully centered and sharply-struck piece. Virtually as struck.

From a European collection, formed in the 1990s.

Very sharply struck from fresh dies, even the laurel or olive wreath Phalanthos wears is clear – as is almost never the case.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 14:20:41 CET
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
2500 CHF

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Lot 22
Estimate: 1500 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 290-281 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 8 h), Sim... 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, ΣΙΜ. 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 1080. HN III 933. Vlasto 574. A splendid, bright, beautifully centered and sharply-struck piece. Virtually as struck.
Hammer Price: 2500 CHF
Lot 23
Estimate: 3000 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 276-272 BC. Triobol or quarter stater (Gold, 11.5 mm, 2.13 g, 5 h). Laureate head of Apollo to right; [behind neck, NK]. Rev. TAPANTI-NΩN Eagle with spread wings standing right on thunderbolt; below right wing, monogram of AP over spear head slanting downwards to right; in exergue, Z[=I]Α. Fischer-Bossert G52d (V44/R52 this coin). HN III 986. Vlasto 53 (same obverse die). With a fine head of Apollo struck in high relief. Minor marks and struck slightly off-center, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3200 CHF
Lot 24
Estimate: 850 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 272-240 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.61 g, 12 h), Nikylos. ΝΙΚΥΛΟΣ The Dioscouri, wearing peaked helmets and cloaks, on horses cantering to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding side-saddle on dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident in his left; to right, ΑΡ. Evans VIII O, 1. HN III, 1046. SNG Paris 2052. Vlasto 935-7. Rare. With a particularly lively scene of the Dioscouri. Very slightly weakly struck, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1900 CHF
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