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. 0068.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.333

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl of which winged seahorse with rounded wing; hair long; pointed earring.
Reverse: Herakles standing right, strangling Nemean lion; right arm around lion’s neck; left leg on lion’s raised right leg which is pressed against Herakles’ right leg; nude; beardless; club slanting downward right.
Monogram in left field.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 57); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund