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Taras Coin Pendant

CNJ127

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This coin was minted in Taras (Tarentum), a port city in Southern Italy. Legend has it that the city was founded when a son of Poseidon, Taras , washed up on its shores. Taras was aboard a ship when a storm brewed up by his evil step-mother cast him out to sea. Poseidon then sent one of his dolphins to rescue the boy. Taras is often seen holding his father’s trident.

Calabria, Taras. Silver nomos. 281-272 BC. Obverse: Naked Warrior with Shield Riding a Horse; Reverse: Taras astride dolphin. 22kt yellow gold mounting.