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

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Obverse: Head of Athena left in crested Athenian helmet, on bowl of which Skylla with right hand raised to forehead, left outstretched; hair long; pointed earring. Reverse: Owl standing on thunderbolt, facing three-quarters right, wings open; round incuse. Inscription in Greek at right and...

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Source unidentified

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0083.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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