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ID:     18494
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CALABRIA
City:     Tarentum
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Diobol
Date Struck:     B.C. c. 280 - 228
Diameter:     11.2 mm
Weight:     0.893 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet decorated with olive wreath
Reverse Legend:     ΦΙ
Reverse Description:     Herakles stands left, naked, wrestling the giant Antaeus, lifting him off the ground, club between legs (horizontal only top edge on flan), ΦΙ right
Mint:     Tarentum
Primary Reference:     BMC p. 208, 376
Reference2:     Vlasto 1443 var (club right)
Reference3:     SNG ANS 1470 var
Reference4:     SNG M√ľnchen 761 var, HN Italy 1063 var
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Source:     http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?zpg=17533