Valerie Fairchild

Athena Coin Pendant


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The obverse of this diobol from the Greek city of Taras (Roman Tarentum, today’s Taranto) in southern Italy depicts the goddess Athena with a helmet.
The reverse of this coin shows the hero Hercules wrestling with the Nemean lion. This lion was a creature that, according to Greek mythology, struck terror throughout the Peloponnesus.

Calabria, Taras. 4th-3rd century BC. Silver Diobol. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena. Reverse: Heracles with Nemean Lion. Mounted in sterling silver and 22kt yellow gold dust.
Memory usage: real: 34603008, emalloc: 34169624
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