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This Greek colony in Italy was the most important in southern Italy between the 5th & 4th centuries B.C. OB: Naked boy on prancing horse which he crowns with a branch. Letter above (EA) and below horse (TARAS). RX: Taras seated sideways on a dolphin l., his right hand holds up an object that's a helmet with horns. TARAS in Greek letters below with 2 large stars on either side. This coin shares many elements of a variety of Taras coins in Sear.
This Nomos weighs 6.3 g. Nude youth riding horse walking to right, raising his right hand to crown the horse’s head. Script: Greek Lettering:

NEY MH
Reverse: Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding a horned helmet in his outstretched right hand and resting his left on the dolphin. Script: Greek Lettering:
ΠOΛY
TAΡAΣ
BMC Gr/It# 144-146, SNG-B Lock# 211, SNG ANS 1# 1106ff; SNG ANS 1107
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