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Taras Coin Pendant

CNJ157

Availability: In stock

Pricing starts at $4,300.00
Legend has it that the city of Taras (Tarentum), a port in southern Italy, 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.

Silver didrachm. Obverse: Nude warrior riding on a charging horse. Reverse: Taras riding on the back of a dolphin, 281-272 BC. 18kt and 22kt mounting with dolphins swimming around bezel. Conch shell bail.
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