Taras. ca 4th century BC. Silver diobol.

Ancient Coins - Taras. ca 4th century BC. Silver diobol.
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Taras is in Calabria in southern Italy, and is also known as Tarentum.

Denomination : Silver diobol. 

Date : 4th century BC.

Size : 11.0 x 12.4 mm   Weight :  1.10 grams.   This is a fairly small coin.

Reference : Sear-352 variety

Grade : Fine but off-centre on the obverse, and many fine scratches on the reverse.

Obverse : Head of Athena right, wearing a crested helmet.

Reverse : Herakles strangling a lion.  There is is what appears to be a small owl on the lion's back.

Price SKU: vcoin2115
US$ 39.50
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Rates for: 03/16/18

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