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Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with standing youth beside horse and rider

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Obverse: Youth standing at left reaching toward horse with rider to left. Inscriptions in Greek at left, above horse, and below. Reverse: Taras, bow and arrows in left hand, arrow in right, rides dolphin to right. Inscriptions in Greek to left, upwards, and below. (see media screen for Greek...

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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. 68, no. 563); by date unknown: Moretti Collection, no. 154; 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, Hellenistic Period, about 281–272 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.66 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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