Dea Moneta
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Punic Tarentum
Lot # 79
Greek Italy. Southern Apulia, Tarentum. AR Reduced Nomos – Half-Shekel. Punic occupation, c. 212-209 BC. Obv. Nude youth on horseback right, crowning horse with laurel wreath in his right hand, left hand on reins; ΚΛΗ above, ΣΗΡΑΜ−ΒΟΣ below. Rev. Phalanthos, holding aphlaston in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm, astride dolphin left; monogram to right, T-A-PAΣ below. HN Italy 1078; Vlasto 971; SNG ANS 1263; SNG Cop. 948. AR. 3.64 g. 20.00 mm. Exceptional coin, with wonderful old cabinet tone with a hint of iridescence. Hair-line flan-crack and minor metal flaw on reverse. Good EF.