Taras in Calabria, ca. 302 to 281 BC. Silver didrachm. Campano-Tarentine type. RARE.

Ancient Coins - Taras in Calabria, ca. 302 to 281 BC. Silver didrachm.  Campano-Tarentine type.  RARE.
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Taras is in Calabria in southern Italy, and is also known as Tarentum.  This particular coin is from what is known as the Campano-Tarentin type, because the obverse is based on the coins of Neapolis in Campania, while the reverse is a Taras type, with an ethnic that states the coin was issued from Taras.  This suggest that it was struck during a period of alliance between the two cities.  A search of the first 500 coins of Taras in coin archieves did not turn up a single one of these, suggesting it must be a fairly rare type.

Denomination : Silver didrachm (sometimes called a Nomos).

Date : 302 to 281 BC.

Size : 18.9 x 19.9 mm, Weight :  7.02 grams. 

Reference : Sear-366 variety.  Vlasto #1031 to 1035.

Grade : VF but slightly off-centre. Nice old toning.

Obverse : Head of a Nymph left.

Reverse : Youth seated on a horse standing right, holding a wreath over the horse's head, with a rhyton below the horse, and a dolphin in front, with TA behind the rider.

For reasons I do not understand, it has become fashionable to call this coin denomination of nomos.   The Greek word "nomos" appears to simply mean "acceptable currency" and is more an accounting term than the name of a specific coin type.  

价格 品种: vcoin3344
US$ 675.00
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利率: 09/20/18

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