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Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Helmeted horseman left, shield and spear in left hand. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Taras, trident over right shoulder, rides dolphin to left. Wave pattern below. Below dolphin, Greek letter. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Swiss Private Collection; by 1973: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; October 10, 1973: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.74 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1973.511

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins