Calabria, Tarentum AR Didrachm, Extremely Fine, 272 - 240 B.C.E.

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CALABRIA, TARENTUM AR NOMOS (DIDRACHM), 272 - 240 B.C.E.

HN Italy 1025, Vlasto 836v, Extremely Fine, 19.6mm, 6.47 grams

Obverse: Nude youth crowning horse as he rides to left, ΣY above right, ΛYKI NOΣ (magistrates)  in two lines below

Reverse: Taras astride dolphin to left, brandishing trident, wearing chlamys around shoulders and left arm, owl standing to left with head facing in right field, TAPAΣ below

The didrachms of Tarentum were a mass issue in ancient times and invariably struck with worn dies. Not easy to find with such great details and CHOICE metal as this one!