Nomos - Olympis

Features

Country Tarentum
(Calabria)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 240 BC - 228 BC
Value Nomos = 3 Drachm (3)
Currency As
Composition Silver
Weight 6.56 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Variable alignment ↺
Demonetized Yes
References HN Italy# 1055
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780714118017.

Obverse

Warrior on horseback to right, brandishing spear in right hand and holding reins with left; wreath behind, ΟΛΥΜΠΙΣ below.

Lettering: ΟΛΥΜΠΙΣ

Reverse

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding kantharos and cornucopiae; tripod to right, ΤΑΡΑΣ below.

Lettering: ΤΑΡΑΣ

Comments

Olympis, magistrate.

Vlasto #942;

The piece in the main image (6.56g, 20mm, 4h; Extremely Fine):
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 298. Sold for 1,100 GBP.

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

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