Ancient Greek States, Calabria, Italy
A silver Didrachm from the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 400 BC
Head of nymph facing left, hair bound with diadem and wearing necklace and earing.
Horse, with naked rider crowning it, walking to right. In field above TAP; below a dolphin to right above Corinthian column.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 400 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in NGV Catalogue, vol.1, p.8A. found in the NGV safe, about 1904. This piece does not come from Eugene von Guerard and no earlier record of it has been found. 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).
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.231 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p. 199 no. 295 Cf Sear.366
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 199 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 43 Pages