Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
334–302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0070.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.06 gm.

Accession Number

00.77

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena in crested helmet to right.
Three rosettes on helmet; necklace.
Behind her neck: M on neck-piece of helmet: A
Under chin: Greek letter delta
Reverse: Herakles kneeling to right on right knee, club in right hand, with lion’s head pressed against his chest..
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund