Nomos - Xenokrates

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 228 BC
Value 1 Nomos = 2 Drachm (2)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.56 g
Diameter 19.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References HN XXXIII# 1058,
Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder); 77. Naturalis historia / Liber XXXIII. Self-published, Roman Empire.
SNG BN2 Ci# 2058
Edoardo Levante; 1993. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, France / Volume 2. Bibliothèque nationale de France: Cilicie. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France. ISBN 9782717718768 .

Obverse

Armored cavalryman, riding horse moving to left, raising his right hand in salute and turning his bearded head, with wildly flowing hair, to face the viewer. In upper field to right, monogram of ΤΚΡ

Lettering:
ΞΕ ΝΟΚΡ
ΑΤ ΗΣ
ΤΚΡ

Reverse

Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, his body slightly turned back to right, holding a trident over his right shoulder in his right hand, and holding his drapery, flowing from the back of the dolphin and behind Phalanthos, in his upraised left

Lettering: ΤΑΡΑΣ

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

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