Drachm of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena, struck under Neumenios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
281–272 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0085.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right. in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl of which Skylla hurling stone with raised right arm; left outstretched; hair long; pointed earring.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed.
In right field, olive twig upward.
Inscription in Greek in upper left and right fields.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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. 56); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund