nomos 6
8 May 2012
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Lot 3
Estimate: 55000 CHF
Current Bid:
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.52 g 3). ΤΑΡΑ Lightly veiled head of Hera to right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, triple pendant earring and necklace; behind head, [Ε]; before chin, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΤΙΝΩΝ The child Taras, nude, standing right, raising his hands in supplication towards Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a diphros, resting his right hand on his right knee and holding a trident with his left; to right, star above Τ; below stool, Κ. Basel 89 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G 5. HN III 901 (same dies). SNG Paris 1777 (same dies). Vlasto 1 (same dies). Extremely rare and of wonderful style. Very fine.


Ex Nomos 6, 8 May 2012, 3 and Numismatica Ars Classica 48, 21 October 2008, 3.

This is one of the most elegant of all Greek gold coins and bears an extraordinarily symbolic reverse. It shows the child Taras imploring Poseidon, presumably for help against the ever more aggressive Lucanians who were threatening the city. More concretely, this also refers to the help the city did receive from Alexander the Molossian who arrived in 334 BC (if this coin is actually earlier, as some scholars suggest, it would refer to the expedition of Archidamos of Sparta in 342).
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
08 May 2012 14:00:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
13 Apr 2021 00:52:22 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Current Bid:
None

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Lot 3
Estimate: 55000 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 333-331/0 BC. Stater (Gold, 16mm, 8.52 g 3). ΤΑΡΑ Lightly veiled head of Hera to right, wearing stephane ornamented with palmettes, triple pendant earring and necklace; behind head, [Ε]; before chin, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΤΑΡΑΤΙΝΩΝ The child Taras, nude, standing right, raising his hands in supplication towards Poseidon, nude to the waist, seated left on a diphros, resting his right hand on his right knee and holding a trident with his left; to right, star above Τ; below stool, Κ. Basel 89 (same dies). Fischer-Bossert G 5. HN III 901 (same dies). SNG Paris 1777 (same dies). Vlasto 1 (same dies). Extremely rare and of wonderful style. Very fine.
Current Bid: None
Lot 4
Estimate: 2250 CHF
CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.92 g 9), magistrates Nikodamos, Eu... and Aga... . Rider, nude but for helmet and shield over his left arm, on horse walking to left; to left, ΕΥ (retrograde); below horse, ΝΙΚΟ / ΔΑΜ / ΟΣ Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Phalanthos, depicted as a nude child with a tuft of hair on his forehead, riding dolphin to left and holding a bunch of grapes in his right hand and a distaff in his left; to right, rooster standing left; below, ΑΓΑ. Evans VI G. HN III 970. Vlasto 707 (this coin). Very attractively toned. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 2000 CHF
Lot 5
Estimate: 4250 CHF
LUCANIA, Herakleia. Circa 340-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 7.93 g 6), signed by the engraver Atha.... [˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ] Head of Athena to right, wearing a pendant earring, a simple necklace and a Corinthian helmet adorned with Skylla; behind neck, Κ. Rev. ˫ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ Youthful Herakles standing facing, nude but for a strap across his chest and with the lion skin over his right arm, holding a bow and arrow in his right hand and a club in his left; to left, above, one-handeled jug; to left, in outer field, ΑΘΑ. HN III 1384. SNG ANS 76. Work 77. A most attractive example, nicely toned and very well centered. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3800 CHF
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