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Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Within plain ring border, horse and rider to left. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Taras, torch in right hand, rides dolphin to left. Inscriptions in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown prior to his death in 1936: Michael P. Vlasto Collection (Ravel, Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto, p. 44, no. 347: from the Santangelo Collection); by date unknown: Swiss Private Collection; by 1973: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., October 10, 1973

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 390 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.85 gm. Die Axis: 11

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The Ancient World


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