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Nommos of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras on dolphin right, octopus with waving tentacles in his right hand. Cable border. Greek inscription below. Reverse: Hippocamp left, scallop shell below. Border of radiating lines. Above: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 510 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.12 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

1973.509

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins