CALABRIA, TARENTUM AR NOMOS (DIDRACHM), 281-272 B.C.E.
Vlasto 789, HN Italy 1013, Toned Extremely Fine, traces of find deposits, 21.3mm, 6.34 grams
Reverse: Phalanthos ( Taras ) astride dolphin to left, holding grape bunch and distaff, astride dolphin left; ANΘ to right, TARAS below
The great majority of this type is struck on well worn dies and often quite off-center. This coin is an EXCELLENT example, struck on strong dies (especially the reverse!) and quite decently centered. Lovely old collection toning.