A silver Drachm from the town of Tarentum (Taras) in Italy, circa 300 BC
Head of Athena facing right wearing a crested Athenian helmet decorated with Skylla
Owl standing right with head facing. Behind the letters TAP and in front an olive sprig
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 300 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.8. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin. (This link had been lost). His collection was purchased by the NGV in 1880 and transferred to the Science Museum of Victoria in 1976.
Type of item
15 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.109 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p. 201 no. 309 but no letters can be seen above the reverse olive sprig Sear.367
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 201 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 43 Pages