Drachm of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
281–272 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0083.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm.

Accession Number

11.3198

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl of which Skylla with right hand raised to forehead, left outstretched; hair long; pointed earring.
Reverse: Owl standing on thunderbolt, facing three-quarters right, wings open.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and below.
Round incuse.

Credit Line

Source unidentified