Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

Greek
Hellenistic Period
281–272 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm.

Accession Number

18.670

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Pallas Athene right, wearing crested Athenian helmet, on which Skylla, hurling stone. Hair in long loose tresses.
Reverse: Owl nearly facing, inclined to right, with wings spread, standing on thunderbolt. In field, right, bunch of grapes.
Inscriptions at left and right.

Credit Line

Source unidentified