332-302 BC Didrachm Rider W/Shield Calabria, Taras NGC Ch XF


CVC & Collectables presents this 332-302 BC Calabria Taras AR Didrachm Rider W/Shield NGC Ch XF.

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CVC & Collectables presents this 332-302 BC with the Didrachm featuring a Rider with a Shield from Calabria, Taras. This rare Silver Didrachm, known as “The Spartan City,” is certified by NGC as Ch XF. It provides a direct connection to a captivating era in ancient Calabrian history, showcasing the image of the rider and the dynamic era of its minting.

Taras, the only colony founded by Greeks from Sparta, flourished in the 4th century BC under philosopher and scientist Archytas. However, after his passing, the city faced wars, ultimately succumbing to Rome in 272 BC.

The years between 332-302 BC witnessed significant cultural and political shifts in Calabria, a region in southern Italy. This coin, minted during this era, offers a tangible glimpse into the time shaped by various historical forces.

Depicting a rider with a shield, the coin symbolizes the military and cultural importance of the period. It sheds light on the values and priorities of Taras’ inhabitants, highlighting warfare and protection.

Owning the Didrachm Rider with Shield from 332-302 BC lets you possess a piece of this intriguing past. Whether you’re a collector or a history enthusiast, the coin invites you to immerse in the era, exploring its enduring imagery and intricate dynamics.

Experience the allure of ancient Calabria, embrace the symbolism of the rider and shield, and uncover the story of a transformative era through the NGC-certified Didrachm Rider with Shield. Beyond its numismatic value, this coin serves as a tangible portal, connecting us to the cultural and historical tapestry of a distant time.

Coin Highlights:

  • Calabria, Taras Silver Didrachm, 332-302 BC. 7.59 grams.
  • NGC has certified this coin as being in Choice Extra Fine.
  • Strike: 4/5. Surface: 2/5.
  • Obverse: Solider horseback riding facing right holding a spear and a shield.
  • Reverse: Taras astride a dolphin left, holding a cornucopia.

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