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Boy On A Dolphin Coin Jewelry

Boy on a Dolphin ancient Greek coins were minted in Taras Calabria, a Greek occupied region in southern Italy, during the time period of 334 to 231 BC.  The coin features a boy riding a dolphin on one side and a horseman on the other.   In Greek mythology, Taras, the son of the Greek sea god Poseidon, was rescued from a shipwreck by a dolphin sent by his father.  The city, located on the site where he was brought ashore, was named in his honor.  The horsemen, who range from boys to youths, nude to armed, are engaged in a wide variety of activities, possibly alluding to the many equestrian athletic events held at Taras.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Ancient Greek Boy on a Dolphin coin jewelry.  View a typical New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

 


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Boy on a Dolphin
Item#:  8055
Ancient Greece
AR Didrachm
281-272 BC

Measurements with 14k gold bezel
Weight:  10.1 grams
Diameter: .95 inches

Price:  $1895.00  BUY ITEM

 

Silver didrachm (Nomos) from ancient Taras Calabria, a Greek occupied region in southern Italy, 281-272 BC, graded at very fine condition.  Reverse: naked Taras astride a dolphin holding an aplustre in his right hand and a distaff in his left.  Obverse:  naked youth on horseback crowning himself with a wreath, Ionic capitol below.  Nicely centered details on the dolphin side.  Coin with bezel is slightly smaller than the size of a quarter.


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Boy on a Dolphin
Item#:  13002
Ancient Greece
AR Didrachm
334-302 BC

Measurements with silver bezel
Weight:  10.6 grams
Diameter: 1.0 inches

Price:  $1195.00  BUY ITEM

 

Silver didrachm (Nomos) from ancient Taras Calabria, a Greek occupied region in southern Italy, 334-302 BC, graded at very fine condition.  Reverse: naked Taras astride a dolphin holding a trident in his right hand and a shield in his left, murex below.  Obverse:  naked warrior on horseback holding a spear.  Nicely centered details on both the obverse and reverse.  An excellent coin.  Coin with bezel is about the size of a quarter.

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