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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.185
Title
Didrachm of Tarentum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
281 BCE-272 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Tarentum-Taras (Calabria)
Period
Hellenistic period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/196992
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
6.52 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
didrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: GU
    ARI STI
  • inscription: reverse: TARAS
Provenance
Robinson coll. Acq. Raymond, 1911
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Vlasto 710
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.185
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Horseman on horse prancing r., holding round shield and three lances; Rev.: Dolphin rider holding bow and arrow; elephant standing r.

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