Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
Classical Period
about 390 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.85 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1973.510

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within plain ring border, horse and rider to left.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Taras, torch in right hand, rides dolphin to left.
Inscriptions in Greek below.

Provenance

By date unknown prior to his death in 1936: Michael P. Vlasto Collection (Ravel, Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto, p. 44, no. 347: from the Santangelo Collection); by date unknown: Swiss Private Collection; by 1973: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 10, 1973

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour