Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 510 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.12 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1973.509

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Taras on dolphin right, octopus with waving tentacles in his right hand.
Greek inscription below.
Cable border.
Reverse: Hippocamp left, scallop shell below.
Above: inscription in Greek.
Border of radiating lines.

Provenance

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