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. 0069.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.334

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl olive wreath; long hair tied near end; necklace.
Reverse: Herakles kneeling right on right knee, strangling lion; head pressed against lion; left arm around lion’s neck; right arm drawn back, holding club downward; nude; beardless.
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. 58); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund