Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0069.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.10 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl olive wreath; long hair tied near end; necklace.
Reverse: Herakles kneeling right on right knee, strangling lion; head pressed against lion; left arm around lion’s neck; right arm drawn back, holding club downward; nude; beardless.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 58); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund