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Diobol of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl of which singed seahorse with rounded wing; hair long; pointed earring. Reverse: Herakles standing right, strangling Neamean lion; right arm around lion's neck; left leg on lion's raised right leg which is pressed against...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0068.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.333

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins