Obverse: Head of Athena, facing right, wearing earring, necklace, and a crested Attic helmet decorated with Skylla, who is shown hurling a stone. Reverse: Owl, standing right with head facing forwards. To right, a club. Inscribed above back of owl, TAP [for Taras, the name of the city]; inscribed below club, IOP.


  • Title: Drachm (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 300–280 B.C.
  • Location Created: Tarentum (Taras), South Italy
  • Type: Coin
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 82.NB.118.11
  • Culture: Greek (South Italian)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Coins (Money)

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