Boy on Dolphin Silver Nomos Circa 302-280 BC
Taras (Tarentum) - Calabria silver Nomos minted circa 302-280 BC.
- Obverse: Taras, son of Posideon, astride dolphin swimming left, waves beneath, holding a kantharos. Legend TAPAS at right, legend below.
- Reverse: Rider crowning a horse, right foreleg of horse raised.
Measures 20 mm across widest point
Taras (Tarentum) was a colony founded by Sparta circa 708 BC and was conquered by Rome circa 272 BC.