Printed Auction 39 Lot 21

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Luminescent starburst toning
Printed Auction 39 Lot 21

CALABRIA. Tarentum. Circa 280 B.C. AR didrachm or nomos. 7.83 gm. 21 mm. Deinokrates and Si..., magistrates. Nude rider on horse prancing right, holding round shield and two lances with left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; ΣΙ to upper left, ΔΕΙΝΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, small dolphin swimming above outstretched right hand; [ΤΑΡΑΣ] to right. HN Italy 967. SNG Paris 1882. Vlasto 692-694. Near Extremely Fine; beautifully toned, luminescent blue, pink, and gold; slightly worn obverse die, but struck so crisply that the flow lines, along with some beautiful central iridescence, make it appear like a starburst behind the rider on the obverse; on reverse, similar clear strike, also with central iridescence, but with a fresher die and struck in high relief. Beautiful coin.

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