ITALY. Calabria. Tarentum. Time of Pyrrhos of Epeiros, ca. 276-272 B.C. AV Stater (8.59 gms). NGC EF, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5. Fine Style. HGC-1, 733; HN Italy-983; Fischer-Bossert-G41a (V36/R41 - this coin); Vlasto-38 (same dies). Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus left; monogram to right; Reverse: Eagle, with wings spread, standing right on thunderbolt; & ΦI above; to right, two stars above two amphorai; NIKAP in exergue. <strong>EXTREMELY RARE</strong> and appealing, this impressive specimen is one of just seven cited by Fischer-Bossert and exhibits only light, even wear while offering a wholesome overall appearance. From the Collection of a Gentleman.<p>Ex: J. Pierpont Morgan Collection (Stacks - 9/1983) Lot # 1 [JPM-8].<p>Ex: Santamaria (3/1910) Lot # 80.