A silver Drachm from the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 300 BC
Head of Athena facing left wearing crested helmet decorated with Skylla.
Owl, wings outstretched, standing on thunderbolt facing. Around in Greek, [TAR]ANTINOM SOS
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 300 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.8A. Acquired from Garibaldi of Melbourne probably in the late 1870s. Garibaldi's entries are always in red ink and inserted into the earlier text (see also 'O.C.' entries). Coin found in NGV Safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904. Previous note says "Does not come from von Guerard and no earlier record of the piece yet found."
Type of item
3.058 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p. 202 no. 317 cf Sear.373
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 202 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 44 Pages