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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.332

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins