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Taras, Calabria
380-345 BC (Period III - The Age of Archytas)
AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.83g)
O: Naked ephebus with radiate hair riding galloping horse right, all within linear border.
R: Taras astride dolphin left, holding akrostolian in extended right hand, left hand on dolphins back; H (signature) on dolphins flank, ΤΑΡΑΣ below, all within linear border.
Vlasto 362; Fischer- Bossert 381 (V168/R296); SNG France 1712; McGill II, 19; Jameson 110; HN Italy 870
ex Roma Numismatics; ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Once again we see the 'H' signature on the side of the dolphin, although here we have a much less static horseman.
H only appears for a brief moment in Period III, and while Evans has an essay specifically dedicated to artist signatures he makes no mention of the enigmatic H or his galloping horse obverse.
On the engraver's few known specimens the signatures are all uniquely placed on the dolphin's flank.

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Album name:Enodia / Magna Graecia - Taras (Major Coins)
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Jay GT4  [Oct 29, 2019 at 06:19 AM]
That's a wonderful coin showing the H signature. Congrats. I'm still looking for one
Nemonater  [Nov 04, 2019 at 01:59 AM]
Very cool, never knew about these signed pieces!
okidoki  [Nov 11, 2019 at 06:27 PM]
Congrats very nice
Anaximander  [Nov 20, 2019 at 05:23 PM]
What a gem. Clearly, the H stands for ďAll Hail Enodia!Ē