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Dolphin

(6 coins)

51485 Order
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

Provenance/Pedigrees
 
Ex: CNG, Lancaster, Mail Bid Sale: 85, September 15, 2010, lot 160.
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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00

52826 Order
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.

Provenance/Pedigrees

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

55660 Order
L. Lucretius Trio, 74 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.92g. 18mm. Laureate head of Neptune to right; trident behind; XIIII above. Rev. LUCRETI TRIO. Winged genius riding dolphin to right. CR 390/2. Syd. 784. Lustrous, nearly mint state, and struck from fresh dies in high relief.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: CNG, April 2008, Inv # 810442

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Extremely Fine $2,500.00

53856 Order
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 .

Provenance/Pedigrees

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

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good Very Fine $750.00

54139 Order
Rome- thunderbolt/ dolphin

AE Cast Triens, 83.24g. 45mm. c.240 B.C., Thunderbolt and four pellets. Rev. Dolphin to right; sickle above; four pellets below. CR 25/6. Vecchi 50. T/V 38. Scarce type with sickle symbol and of choice quality. Fine green patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 9, April 16, 1996, lot 457.

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about Extremely Fine $4,500.00

54658 Order
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

Provenance/Pedigrees

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

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about Extremely Fine $4,500.00

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