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C240-228 BC Calabria Taras Silver Nomos #2 Of Type

 
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 Posted 06/28/2022  4:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This one of several coins that I acquired today. Again the ubiquitous man riding dolphin type. The second and finer of two acquired today. Thoughts? Thanks!




Calabria, Taras. Nomos (6.57 g), ca. 240-228 BC. So., Zopyrion and Et., magistrates. Nude youth riding horse galloping right; below, magistrate's name ZΩΠYPIΩN and ΣΩ above boukranion. Reverse: TAPAΣ, Oikist riding dolphin left, holding hippocamp and trident; to upper right, mask of silenos above ET. HN Italy 1054. Vlasto 941. Rare variety. Untoned Superb. Nearly Mint State.
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Outstanding. I agree with the description: "Superb. Nearly Mint State."
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 Posted 06/29/2022  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

An awful lot going on with that reverse. Such complex iconography must've meant a good deal more to the people of the time than we can appreciate today.

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