Calabria, Tarentum

$595.00

Silver Nomos.

Tarentum=Taras: The most important Greek city in southern Italy during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Tara 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.

Tarentum=Taras: The most important Greek city in southern Italy during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Tara 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 BC

Denomination

6.4 grams

Obverse

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

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin holding trophy or cup in right hand, in left holding spear or trident. Peacock behind. TAPA?


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