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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Italy| > GI18197
Brundisium, Calabria, Italy, c. 217 - 212 B.C.
|Italy|, |Brundisium,| |Calabria,| |Italy,| |c.| |217| |-| |212| |B.C.|, Although one legend has Taras himself as the founder of the Taranto, in another Phalanthos was a divine hero who led the Spartan Partheniae and founded the city. Strabo tells us that Phalanthos died and was buried at Brundisium, explaining the significance of the dolphin-rider on coins of the city. In 244, Brundisium became a Latin colony.
GI18197. Bronze semis, cf. BMC Italy p. 155, p. 10; HN Italy 749; SNG Cop 727; SNG ANS 782; SGCV I 601, VF, weight 6.940g, maximum diameter 21.2mm, die axis 270o, obverse laureate head of Poseidon right, crowned by small Nike, trident behind, S below; reverse Phalanthos seated on dolphin left, Nike crowning him in right, lyre in left, BRVN below, S behind; SOLD











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