Boy on Dolphin Silver Nomos 272-235 BC Coin Pendant

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Taras (Tarentum) - Calabria silver Nomos minted circa 272-235 BC.

Obverse: Taras, son of Posideon, astride dolphin swimming left, holding a trident. Owl to right, legend TAPAS below.

Reverse: Naked youth crowning a horse, lettering above and beow

Custom set into a 14k yellow gold bezel pendant, measuring approximately 1 and 1/8th inches from the top of the bail to the bottom of the bezel, 7/8ths of an inch across.

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


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