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Calabria, Tarentum. Temp Alexander the Molossian, ca. 333-330 BC. Half Stater AV; 4.27 g.
Obverse: [TAPANTINΩN] Head of Hera r., wearing stephane, triple-pendant earring and necklace //
Reverse: TAPAΣ Dolphin rider l., holding small dolphin on outstretched r. hand and trident in l.; below, M.
Fischer-Bossert G6. Dewing 150. Historia Numorum Italy 902.
Extremely rare and the amongst the finest extant. Only three known with this fine style right facing head of Hera. Truly a sculptural masterpiece of classical Greek Art.
Fine style noted, light marks.
NGC AU Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5
A masterpiece of Greek Art struck under Alexander the Mollosian, brother to Olympias and Uncle to Alexander the Great and a fabled warrior in his own right.