Calabria, Tarentum AR Nomos / Didrachm, Extremely Fine, 281 - 272 B.C.E. SOLD

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CALABRIA, TARENTUM AR NOMOS (DIDRACHM), 281-272 B.C.E.

Vlasto 789, HN Italy 1013, Toned Extremely Fine, traces of find deposits, 21.3mm, 6.34 grams

Obverse: Warrior, holding shield ornamented with eight-rayed star and two spears, on horse galloping left; ZΩ to right,  AΠOΛΛΩ below

Reverse: Phalanthos ( Taras ) astride dolphin to left, holding grape bunch and distaff, astride dolphin left; ANΘ to right, TARAS below

The great majority of this type is struck on well worn dies and often quite off-center. This coin is an EXCELLENT example, struck on strong dies (especially the reverse!) and quite decently centered. Lovely old collection toning.