Nomos - Sy- and Lykinos

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 275 BC - 235 BC
Value Nomos = 3 Drachm (3)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.48 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References SNG ANS 1# 1165,
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 Italy# 1025
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780714118017.

Obverse

Nude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse that raises left foreleg; ΚΥ above, ΛΥΚΙ-ΝΟΣ in two lines below.

Lettering:
ΚΥ
ΛΥΚΙ
ΝΟΣ

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm; owl standing left in right field, ΤΑΡΑΣ below.

Lettering: ΤΑΡΑΣ

Comments

Sy- and Lykinos, magistrates.

Vlasto #836;


Examples of this type:

Example #1 (6.48g, 22mm, 6h; Near Extremely Fine) - in main image:
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 292. Sold for 700 GBP.

Example #2 (6.42g, 21mm, 7h; Near Extremely Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 293. Sold for 550 GBP.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (275 BC - 235 BC) 

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