Nomos - Aristokrates and Pi-

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 272 BC - 240 BC
Value Nomos = 3 Drachm (3)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.36 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References HN Italy# 1041
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780714118017.

Obverse

Nude youth on horseback to right, crowning horse with wreath; behind, Nike flying to right to crown rider with wreath, ΦΙ before, ΑΡΙΣΤΟ-ΚΡΑΤΗΣ in two lines below.

Lettering:
ΦΙ
ΑΡΙΣΤΟ
ΚΡΑΤΗΣ

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm; herm behind, ΠI before, ΤΑΡΑΣ below.

Lettering:
ΤΑΡΑΣ
ΠΙ

Comments

Aristokrates and Pi-, magistrates.

Vlasto #908-909;

The piece in the main image (6.36g, 20mm, 1h; Extremely Fine):
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 294. Sold for 950 GBP.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (272 BC - 240 BC) 

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