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

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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; round incuse. Inscription in Greek...

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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

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins