Nomos - Philokles

Features

Country Tarentum (Calabria)
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 228 BC
Value 1 Nomos = 2 Drachm (2)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.62 g
Diameter 16.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS 1# 1254,
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# 1057,
Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the Elder); 77. Naturalis historia / Liber XXXIII. Self-published, Roman Empire.
SNG BN2 Ci# 2057
Edoardo Levante; 1993. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, France / Volume 2. Bibliothèque nationale de France: Cilicie. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France. ISBN 9782717718768 .

Obverse

Nude jockey riding horse walking to right, holding the reins in his left hand and crowning the horse with a wreath held in his right; to left, monogram of ΑΡΝ. To right, monogram of ΛΕ and below, ΦΙΛΟ / ΚΛΗΣ over dolphin swimming to right

Lettering:
ΑΡΝ
ΛΕ
ΦΙΛΟ
ΚΛΗΣ

Reverse

Taras riding dolphin to left, holding a horse rhyton in his right hand and a trident (the two side prongs of the trident head are in the form of dolphins) in his left. To right, two highly elaborate amphoras (or loutrophoroi?) on elaborate stands and with lids

Lettering: ΤΑΡΑΣ

Comments

Further examples of this type:

Example #1 (6.55g, 20mm, 4h; Extremely Fine):
Reverse legend split: "ΤΑ-ΡΑΣ"

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 300. Sold for 600 GBP.

Example #2 (6.67g, 20mm, 9h; Near Mint State):
Reverse legend split: "Τ-ΑΡΑΣ"

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 301. Sold for 900 GBP.

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

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