Taras. Time of the Roman Alliance, 272 to 235 BC. Silver didrachm.

Ancient Coins - Taras. Time of the Roman Alliance, 272 to 235 BC. Silver didrachm.
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Taras is in Calabria in southern Italy, and is also known as Tarentum.  During the period of 272 to 235 BC Taras was in an alliance with Rome.  Didrachms struck during this period are at a lower weight standard than the earlier issues.

Denomination : Silver didrachm (sometimes called a Nomos).

Date : 272 to 235 BC.

Size : 18.8 x 20.1 grams.  Weight : 6.38 grams.

Reference : Vlasto-836ff.  SNG ANS 1165ff.  Sear-374 variety.

Grade : nice XF with a very slightly ragged flan as is fairly normal on this issue of coins.

Obverse : Naked horseman (youth) riding left, with SR above and LUKI NOS below.

Reverse : Taras seated left on a dolphin, brandishing a trident, with an owl in the right field, with TARAS below.

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.  

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