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Italy, Calabria, Tarentum, Pedigreed to 2010

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 $2,000.
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Sicily, Messana as Zankle ex: Hess/Leu 1964

AR Drachm, 5.32g. 22mm.  c.515-493 B.C.  Dolphin leaping to left within sickle-shaped harbor; border of dots around; ethnic inscription below.  Rev. Shell within center of incuse.  Gielow, "Die Silberprägung von Dankle-Messana", in MBNG, Group IV.  Rizzo, pl. 25,5.   A worn reverse die as is typical for the issue.   Attractive old collection toning and an exceptionally well detailed dolphin in high relief.

Ex: Hess-Leu, Lucerne, Auction 34, 1964, lot 53
Ex: Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 54, 1978, lot 100.

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Extremely Fine/Fine $15,000.
Siculo-Punic, Entella, pedigreed to 2003

AR Tetradrachm, 17.40g. 26mm. c.320-300 B.C. Head of Arethusa to left wearing corn wreath, triple-pendant earring, and pearl necklace; dolphins around. Rev. Horse head to left; palm tree behind; Punic inscription below. Jenkins 192. SNG Lockett 1052(dies). Fine style with a particularly well struck horse in high relief; attractive toining

Ex: Edward J Waddell, Ltd. E Auction 79, December 10, 2003, lot 22 and published in illustrated brochure
Ex: Harlan Berk, Buy/Bid Sale 171, October 27, 2010, lot 77.

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Extremely Fine $9,000.
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 $3,750.
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Lykia, Phaselis

AR Stater, 10.34g. 22mm.  4th century B.C.  Prow of galley to right; dolphin on raised fighting platform.  Rev. Stern of galley and abbreviated ethnic inscription. Heipp-Tamer S6var. Toned and of exceptional quality

Ex: Triton XIX, 2016, lot 260.

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Extremely Fine $6,500.

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