Boy on Dolphin Silver Nomos Circa 302-280 BC

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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.

Taras (Tarentum) was a colony founded by Sparta circa 708 BC and was conquered by Rome circa 272 BC.


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