Nomos

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 228 BC
Value 1 Nomos = 2 Drachm (2)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.54 g
Diameter 20.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS 1# 1260,
Joan E. Fischer; 1969. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society / Part 1. Etruria-Calabria. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.
HN XXXIII# 1059,
Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder); 77. Naturalis historia / Liber XXXIII. Self-published, Roman Empire.
SNG BN2 Ci# 2059,
Edoardo Levante; 1993. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, France / Volume 2. Bibliothèque nationale de France: Cilicie. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France. ISBN 9782717718768 .
SNG-B Lloy# 230,
  • Andrew Meadows, Peter Bagwell Purefoy, Edward S. G. Robinson; 1933. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 2. The Lloyd Collection / Parts 1-2. Etruria to Thurium. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Andrew Meadows, Peter Bagwell Purefoy, Edward S. G. Robinson; 1934. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 2. The Lloyd Collection / Parts 3-4. Velia to Eryx. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Andrew Meadows, Peter Bagwell Purefoy, Edward S. G. Robinson; 1935. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 2. The Lloyd Collection / Parts 5-6. Galaria to Selinus. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
  • Andrew Meadows, Peter Bagwell Purefoy, Edward S. G. Robinson; 1937. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 2. The Lloyd Collection / Parts 7-8. Syracuse to Lipari. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.
Dewing# 316
Leo Mildenberg, Silvia Hurter; 1985. The Dewing Collection of Greek Coins. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States. ISBN 9780897222068.

Obverse

Bareheaded, bearded and armored military leader riding horse galloping to right, his head and torso facing and his right arm stretched out to left, holding Nike crowning him to right; in field to left, monogram of ΕΠΙΚ; below horse, KAΛΛIKPA / THΣ

Lettering:
ΕΠΙΚ
ΚΑΛΛΙΚΡΑ
ΤΗΣ

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding, in his right hand, Nike crowning him to right, and, in his left, an ornamental trident. To right, monogram of NE

Lettering:
ΤΑΡΑΣ
ΝΕ

Comments

Further examples of this type:

Example #1 (6.51g, 21mm, 6h; Mint State):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 305. Sold for 1,000 GBP.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (240 BC - 228 BC) 

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