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Italy, Calabria, Tarentum

AR Stater, 7.81g. 21mm. c.281-272 B.C. Nude youth riding horse to left holding round shield in his left hand. Rv. Taras astride dolphin to left holding nike on outstretched right hand; waves below. Vlasto 686. Lovely old cabinet toning

Ex: CNG, Lancaster, Mail Bid Sale: 85, September 15, 2010, lot 160.
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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00
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Sicily, Messana
Messana, AR Tetradrachm, 17.31g.  25mm.   c.425-421 B.C. Charioteer driving biga of mules to right; nike crowns the lead mule with a ribbon; two dolphins in exergue.  Rev. Hare leaping to right; dolphin below to right.  Caltabiano 495(dies).   Exceptionally well centered and struck from fresh dies.  Lightly toned.
Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 54, Oct. 11, 2010, lot 54. 
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Extremely Fine $16,000.00
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Thessaly, Skotussa, ex: BCD collection

AR Hemidrachm, 2.41g. 15 mm. late 3rd century B.C. Three-quarter facing head of Artemis to right. Rev. Poseidon seated to left of a rock hoding dolphin and trident.  SNG COP 253. Very rare in this quality; toned with amber and blue highlights.

Ex: Giessener Münzhandlung, Munich, Auction 71, May 3, 1995, lot 216
Ex: BCD collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011, lot 1341.

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good Very Fine $3,500.00
Phoenicia, Berytos, Macrinus, ex: Sir Arthur Evans

AE 24, 11.43g. Macrinus, 217-218 A.D. Laureate head of Macrinus to right. Rv. Poseidon holding trident and dolphin standing in the center of a hexastyle temple; two dolphins and a statue decorate the pediment; stairs lead to the temple. BMC 167. Brown patina. An exceptional style portrait in remarkable quality.

This coin has an unquestionable attribution to the collection of Sir Arthur Evans. Evans' coins were sold in many auctions, but generally as part of larger sales where lots from his collection were not specified. In this case, the 1934 Naville sale groups Evans' Roman coins into a designated section of the catalog.


Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction 33, November 17, 1913, lot 1369, “collection of a well-known English archaeologist."
Ex: Naville, Lucerne, Auction 17, October 3, 1934, lot 1599., Collection of Sir Arthur Evans with a forward to the section of the sale with Evans’ Roman coins by Leonard Forrer.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $3,250.00
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Titus, 79-81 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.60g. 18mm.  Rome, 80 A.D.     IMP TITVS CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M. Laureate head of Titus to right.  Rev. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII.   Dolphin entwined around anchor. RIC 112. A few spots of light encrustation.  Attractive light toning.

Ex: EJW Ltd. inventory 36417, January 31, 2001. 

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Extremely Fine $1,850.00
Apulia. Luceria.

Cast AE Teruncias, 23.86g. 28mm. c. 217-212 B.C. Six-rayed star. Rev. Dolphin and L. ; three pellets as mark of value above. T/V 283. Vecchi 347. Dark green patina .


Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 388, November 1, 2006, lot 775.

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good Very Fine $750.00
Rome- thunderbolt/dolphin and sickle

AE Cast Triens, 87.58g. 47mm. c.240 B.C., Thunderbolt and four pellets. Rev. Dolphin to right; sickle above; four pellets below. CR 25/6. T/V 38. Vecchi 50. Scarce type with sickle symbol and of choice quality. Green patina with some encrustation


Ex: EJW, Ltd, inventory, May, 1996.

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about Extremely Fine $4,500.00

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