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Greek coin 18K pendant /c emerald - $2,900 (portland)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: greece
size / dimensions: approximately size of quarter
Date: 302-281 B.C.
Mint: Calabria-Tarentum
18 K framing
.15 Carat Emerald pear shaped cabachon

The boy on the dolphin didrachm originates from the Greek Colony of Tarentum (Present day Taranto). Tarentum was one of the most important and wealthiest of Greek City-States in Southern Italy during the Fifth and Fourth Centuries BC. Tarentum and the area of Southern Italy flourished under the Greeks, and soon their cultural achievements in architecture, arts and literature, earned the area the name of “Magna Graecia”. The end of the Greek domination of Tarentum came in 272 BC when the city surrendered to the Romans.

The motif of the boy on a dolphin alludes to the ancient Greek myth in which a dolphin was sent by Taras’ father (the God Poseidon), to save Taras from a shipwreck. The dolphin carried Taras safely to shore, and at the point of their landing the city was established.

Provenance included. Purchased in Key West 1996
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