NGC AncientsCh VF
ITALY. Calabria. Tarentum. AV Stater (8.55 gms), ca. 334-332 B.C. NGC Ch VF, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5. Fine Style. HGC-1, 726 (same obv. die as illustration); HN Italy-901; Fischer-Bossert-G4 (V4/R4); Vlasto-1 (same obv. die). Obverse: Head of Persephone right, wearing stephanos ornamented with palmettes, slight veil, and triple-pendant earring; E to left; to right, small dolphin swimming downward; Reverse: Poseidon, seated left on diphros, with bow laying in lap, cradling trident and resting hand upon knee, looking down upon the child Taras, standing right, raising both arms toward him; star to right. An <strong>EXTREMELY RARE</strong> type, with Fischer-Bossert listing just two examples from this die pairing. Quite enchanting and alluring, with a delightful golden-orange tone highlighting the devices. From the Collection of a Gentleman.