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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras Oecist Stater
Calabria, Taras
425-415 BC, Nomos, 7.99g. Fischer-Bossert-279 (V127/R212), Vlasto-255.
Obv: Phalantos naked and ithyphallic riding dolphin left; extending right hand and holding cuttlefish in left hand.
Rx: Oecist naked to waist, seated left on stool and balancing distaff on right hand, a lekythos on his left wrist.

Ex Gemini XII, 11 January 2015, lot 13. Ex NAC 10, 9 April 1997, lot 17. Ex M&M Basel 10, 1951, lot 161. With interesting and unusual types: Phalantos holds cuttlefish on obverse, while on reverse Taras(or Oecist?) is shown seated rather than on horseback. Nicely centered and well struck, except for Phalantos' head on obverse; rare; beautifully toned. EF
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shanxi  [Feb 18, 2017 at 04:54 AM]
beautiful reverse
Jay GT4  [Feb 18, 2017 at 09:10 AM]
Not one you see often
Leo  [Feb 19, 2017 at 01:27 PM]
Thanks Jay
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