Ancient Greek Dolphin Rider Didrachm Coin
$475.00 CAD $700.00 CAD
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This is a real Ancient Greek silver didrachm coin featuring a man riding a dolphin!
Minted in the ancient city of Tarentum, in the Calabria region of Italy, this bizarre coinage dates back to 302-280BCE.
One side of this bizarre coin features a nude man riding a dolphin, with a festive cup in one hand and a trident in the other. The reverse depicts a very excited, nude, man riding a horse.
Archeologists haven't reached a consensus as to the identity of the dolphin rider, but it's believed that he is either Taras, son of Poseidon who was saved by a shipwreck by a dolphin, or Phalanthus - the founder of Tarentum.
We can ship this .75" diameter coin worldwide. It comes in a protective gem jar for easy and safe display.