Coin - Obol, Tarentum, Italy, circa 300 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2038

A silver Obolfrom the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 300 BC
Mint: Tarentum
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 10 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 0.637 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: kantharos drinking vessels
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Calabria
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 300 BC
Denomination: Obol
Obverse Description: Kantharos surrounded by dots ( 4 on this flan) in the left field may be a monogram which looks like the letter Q
Reverse Description: Kantharos surrounded by dots (3 on this flan)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Tarentum, Calabria, Italy, Ancient Greek States
Previous Collection: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Numismatics Collection, pre 1921-1976

This item was added to the Chitty catalogue about 1921 but has a ? for source.
References: BMC. Italy p. 214 cf nos. 434 ff.
cf Sear 356
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 214 Pages
  2. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 42 Pages

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