Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0070.
Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.06 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena in crested helmet to right.
Three rosettes on helmet; necklace.
Behind her neck: M on neck-piece of helmet: A
Under chin: Greek letter delta
Reverse: Herakles kneeling to right on right knee, club in right hand, with lion’s head pressed against his chest..
Inscription in Greek above.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund