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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 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;...

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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. 58); 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. 0069.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.334

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins