Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with standing youth beside horse and rider

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 281–272 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.66 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1973.512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youth standing at left reaching toward horse with rider to left.
Inscriptions in Greek at left, above horse, and below.
Reverse: Taras, bow and arrows in left hand, arrow in right, rides dolphin to right.
Inscriptions in Greek to left, upwards, and 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. 68, no. 563); by date unknown: Moretti Collection, no. 154; 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