A copper coin (Ae.15) from the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 250 BC
Scallop shell (called a cockle shell in BMC catalogue)
Taras holding kantharos and cornucopia seated on a dolphin swimming to left. Behind in Greek [t]APAN
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 250 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in vol.1 p. 8 of his catalogue. Purchased by him from Friedlander of Berlin. Coin was found in an NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.995 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p. 219 no. 379. Sear 608
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 219 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 65 Pages