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Calabria, Taras 272-235 BC
Taras (Latin: Tarentum), is a city located on the southern tip of the Italian Peninsula, was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC. Spartan colonists named the city after the mythical hero Taras, who was a son of Poseidon. Obverse: Features an armored soldier on horseback facing left while donning a breastplate, shield, and helmet. Reverse: Phalanthos is shown on a dolphin facing left while holding a hippocamp and trident. The inscription ZΩΠ is to the right. TAPAΣ.
Mint: Taras
Provenance: Private acquisition*

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