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Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Pallas Athene right, wearing crested Athenian helmet, on which Skylla, hurling stone. Hair in long loose tresses. Reverse: Owl nearly facing, inclined to right, with wings spread, standing on thunderbolt. In field, right, Bunch of grapes [inscription]. Above, l.

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 281–272 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm.

Accession Number

18.670

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins