Nomos - Zopyrion

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 228 BC
Value Nomos = 3 Drachm (3)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.43 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References HN Italy# 1054
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780714118017.

Obverse

Nude youth on horseback to right, ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ below; below forelegs, ΣΩ above bukranion

Lettering:
ΖΩΠΥΡΙΩΝ
ΣΩ

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding hippocamp in extended right hand, trident against left arm; monogram and mask of Silenos right, ΤΑΡΑΣ below.

Lettering: ΤΑΡΑΣ

Comments

Zopyrion, magistrate.

Vlasto #941;

The piece in the main image (6.43g, 19mm, 2h; Extremely Fine):
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 297. Sold for 1,600 GBP.

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

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