ITALY. Calabria. Tarentum. AR Nomos (7.73 gms), ca. 280 B.C. NGC Ch EF★, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5.Vlasto-666-7; HN Italy-957. Youth on horse trotting right, crowning horse; ΣA to left, APE/ΘΩN in two lines below; Reverse: Phalanthos, holding tripod, riding dolphin left; CAΣ; below. A deeply toned example with an incredible cabinet nature, this exemplary piece is presented on a delightfully broad flan--a size seemingly never encountered for the denomination. Some cobalt, sea foam green, and magenta highlights electrify the devices, adding even further charm and allure. Without a doubt, one of the finest specimens for the series that will ever be encountered, and worthy of close, in-hand inspection and a sizable bid.