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Calabria, Taras

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 Posted 07/03/2009  6:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add maridvnvm to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have recently added a couple of coins from Calabria, Taras to my small Greek collection

Silver Nomos
Obv:- Warrior on horseback right thrusting spear downward with right hand, holding two spears and shield in his left hand ; SI behind , DAKINMOS below.
Rev:- [TARAS] , Phalanthos astride dolphin left, holding dolphinin right hand , cradling cornucopiae in left arm. [Delta;Alpha; below]
Minted in Calabria, Taras from .c. 302 - 280 B.C. Magistrate Dakinmos
Reference:- Vlasto 696 ; SNG ANS 1071

I love the obverse even if the reverse lets the coin down a little due to roughness caused by corrosion.

The second coin is relatively nice on both sides but I don't think either side is as nice as the obverse on the first coin.

Silver Nomos
Obv:- Helmeted, nude warrior riding on horse right, transverse spear in right hand, large round shield behind, [Phi;I before], FHRAE / LHTWS below.
Rev:- [T_A_RAS], Taras astride dolphin left, holding flower & cornucopiae; EI monogram & thymiaterion behind
Minted in Calabria, Taras from .c. 272 - 235 B.C. Pheraeletos as magistrate
Reference:- Vlasto 891 ?, SNG ANS 1209?. HN Italy 1037

Edited by maridvnvm
07/03/2009 6:46 pm
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 Posted 07/03/2009  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Beautiful coins, congrats.
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 Posted 07/03/2009  10:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nuggethill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice Martin
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 Posted 07/10/2009  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gawd0wns to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These are great coins. I have been looking for an affordable example in XF for sometime now.
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