Silver Nomos from Tarentum, Calabria c. 380-345 BC
Youth on galloping horse holds small buckler and is about to dismount; beneath. On the reverse, Taras on dolphin, holding trident; beneath, a K, and border of waves.
A superior strike, super sharp details, with iridescent toning.
Tarentum: The Greek colonists from Sparta called the city Taras (Τάρας), after the mythical hero Taras. The Romans, who connected the city to Rome with an extension of the Appian way, called it Tarentum. Today the city is known as Taranto on the southern coast of Italy.
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