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Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
about 350 B.C.


Mint, Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.74 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1973.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Helmeted horseman left, shield and spear in left hand.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Taras, trident over right shoulder, rides dolphin to left.
Below dolphin, Greek letter. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards.
Wave pattern below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Swiss Private Collection; by 1973: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; October 10, 1973: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour