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Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena in crested helmet to right; three rosettes on helmet; necklace. Behind, M; on neck-piece of helmet A; Inscription in Greek under chin. Reverse: Herakles kneeling to right, with lion. Inscription in Greek above. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 334–302 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0070.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.06 gm.

Accession Number

00.77

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins