GREECE. Calabria. Tarentum. Nomos or Didrachm 280 BC. Obv. [ΛYKIΣKOΣ]. Warrior wearing shield and holding spear on horse prancing left; to left, Nike standing facing, restraining horse with both hands. Rev. TAPAΣ / ZOP. Phalanthos wearing shield inscribed E and holding two spears, astride dolphin left; waves below. Vlasto 680 (same dies); HN Italy 963; SNG ANS 1056-8; SNG Lloyd 197; SNG BN 1874-6; Gillet 107 (same dies); Pozzi 357-8. AR. 7.72 g. Nice AU
Ex. CNG Auction 42, 29 May 1997, lot 30; Ex. Busso Peus Auction 407, 7 November 2012, lot 66.
Lovely old cabinet tone and exceptionnaly well struck and centered for this issue. A masterpiece of the Tarentum coinage.