CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 400-390 BC.
Didrachm or Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.89 g, 5 h). Nude warrior, holding bridles in his right hand and carrying small round shield in his left, about to dismount from horse galloping to left. Rev.
TAPAᛊ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding torch in his right hand and placing his left on the dolphin's tail; below dolphin, ᛊ
. Fischer-Bossert 337f (this coin
, V153/R260). HN Italy 849. SNG ANS 874 (same dies
). Vlasto 312 (this coin
). Beautifully toned and with an illustrious pedigree. The reverse struck slightly off center, otherwise,
good very fine.
From the collection of Sheik Saud al Thani, Numismatica Ars Classica 124, 23 June 2021, 13, ex Classical Numismatic Group 87, 18 May 2011, 118 and from the collections of A. D. Moretti, Numismatica Ars Classica P, 12 May 2005, 1028 and M. P. Vlasto, Hirsch XXIX, 9 November 1910, 27.