Coin - Obol, Tarentum, Italy, circa 300 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2040

A silver Obol from 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: 0.482 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: kantharos drinking vessels
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, 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 with 3 dots around, in field left a cornucopia.
Reverse Description: Kantharos surrounded by 3 dots and letter K in field right
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Ovoid
Material: Silver
Issued By: Tarentum, Calabria, Italy, Ancient Greek States
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in vol.1 p. 7 of his catalogue. He purchased it from Friedlander of Berlin for 1/3
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. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  3. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 42 Pages

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