Calabria – Tarentum

$695.00

Silver Nomos (6.5 grams).

Tarentum- Taras: The most important Greek City in southern Italy during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Taras finally surrendered to the Romans in 272 BC.

Taras- The son of Poseidon was rescued from drowning after a shipwreck by a dolphin which bore him to land.

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Description

Silver Nomos (6.5 grams).

Tarentum- Taras: The most important Greek City in southern Italy during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Taras finally surrendered to the Romans in 272 BC.

Taras- The son of Poseidon was rescued from drowning after a shipwreck by a dolphin which bore him to land.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

272 – 240 B.C.

Obverse

Naked youth on horseback left, crowning horse and holding reign. EY behind, legend below.

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin holding trident in right hand left arm extended and draped. Owl behind. TAPAE below.