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ID:     3900190
Type:     Greek
Region:     CALABRIA
City:     Tarentum
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Didrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     circa 302-281 BC
Diameter:     18.9 mm
Weight:     7.02 g
Obverse Description:     Head of Nymph left.
Reverse Legend:     TA
Reverse Description:     Youth seated on horse standing right, holding a wreath over the horse's head; rhyton beneath horse, dolphin in front, TA behind the rider.
Primary Reference:     Vlasto 1031-1035
Reference2:     Sear 366 var
Photograph Credit:     Calgary Coin
Grade:     VF, nicely toned.
Notes:     This coin is from what is known as the Campano-Tarentin type, because the obverse is based on the coins of Neapolis in Campania, while the reverse is a Taras type, with an ethnic that states the coin was issued from Taras. This suggests that it was struck during a period of alliance between the two cities.