A silver Didrachm from the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 425 BC
Mint: Tarentum

Obverse Description

Horseman advancing to right holding two spears and a shield in his left hand and thrusting down with third spear held overhead in his right. Below the horse in Greek the letters DAI

Reverse Description

Taras seated naked on dolphin swimming to left and holding a trident over his right shoulder while holding a shield on which a hippocamp (sea-horse). Behind in Greek TARAS; below a buccinium (?).

Edge Description



Taras is the founder of the Greek colony of Taras (Tarentum, modern Taranto), in Magna Graecia.

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