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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)


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.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria


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

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The Ancient World


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