nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 25
Estimate: 750 CHF
Hammer Price:
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 16 mm, 6.62 g, 1 h), Philokles. Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoras (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 950. Attractive, sharp and bright. Some striking faults, otherwise, extremely fine.

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Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
18 Feb 2020 13:07:47 CET
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Closed
Hammer Price:
600 CHF

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Lot 25
Estimate: 750 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 16 mm, 6.62 g, 1 h), Philokles. Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ; to right, monogram of ΛΕ; below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left; to right, two highly elaborate amphoras (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids. HN III 1057. SNG ANS 1254. SNG Paris 2057. Vlasto 950. Attractive, sharp and bright. Some striking faults, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Lot 26
Estimate: 800 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 6.54 g, 9 h), Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡΑ/Τ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded and laureate head to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram and pileus. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body turned slightly back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand and holding his drapery in his upraised left; to right, monogram of ΣΩ; below, waves and cuttlefish. HN III 1058. SNG ANS 1258. Vlasto 957. A splendid, lustrous and sharp example, with an exceptionally fine obverse in high relief. Very minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise, good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
Lot 27
Estimate: 2500 CHF
CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 240-228 BC. Didrachm or nomos (Silver, 19 mm, 6.56 g, 4 h), Xenokrates. ΞΕ-ΝΟΚΡ / ΑΤ-ΗΣ Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded head, with wildly flowing hair, to face the viewer; in upper field to right, monogram of ΤΚΡ. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body slightly turned back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand, and holding his drapery, flowing from the back of the dolphin and behind Phalanthos, in his upraised left. Cf. HN III 1058, SNG Paris 2058, and Vlasto 955-961 n (but all with a pileus on the obverse and a monogram on the reverse, absent here). Apparently an unknown variety. A lovely, sharp and most attractive piece. Good extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2200 CHF
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