Catalog number: GCO01
Material: Tin. Weight: g. Size: 20 mm.
Naked boy seated on horse stg. l. which he crowns with his right hand, PS retrograde below. R: Taras seated l. on dolphin, holding a pot, PS and RAS beneath. Founded in the 8th Century of Old Age, Tarentum was the only colony of Sparta. Endowed with a splendid harbor and rich hinterland, Tarentum became the most important Greek city in Southern Italy during the 5th and 4th centuries. An ancient tradition tells how the Taras, the founder of the first settlement on the site later to become known as Tarentum, was miraculously saved from shipwreck by the intervention of his father Poseidon who sent a dolphin on whose back he was carried to shore.
Catalog number: GCO02
Thebes (Boeotia), age: 379 - 371 of Old Age.
Material: Tin, Weight: g, Size: 21 mm
Boeotian shield. R: FA - ST (magistrates name) either side of amphora, corn-grain above.
Catalog number: GCO03
Material: Tin. Size: 20 mm. Age: 510 - 490 of Old Age.
Naked satyr in kneeling - running attitude r., carrying in his arms a struggling nymph who raises her right hand in protest. R: Quadripartite incuse square.
Catalog number: GCO04
Material: Tin. Size: 21 mm
OBV: Tortoise with segmented shell, A - I either side. R: Skew patterned incuse square with A - IG in two upper divisions and dolphin in lower rectangular division.
Age: 404 - 340 of Old Age.
Catalog number: GCO05
Material: Tin. Size: 23 mm. Age: 375 - 350 of the Old Age.
Triton r. striking downwards with trident and holding fish, ITANION behind. R: Two sea-monsters face to face.
Catalog number: GCO06
Syracuse, Sicily, Didrachm, tin coin replica, c. 474 - 450
Material: Tin. Size: 20 mm
OBV: Naked rider on horse r., leading a second horse on his far side. R: SVR???S???, Diad. hd. of Artemis - Arethusa r. of archaic style, three dolphins around. Syracuse was the greatest city of ancient Sicily. Founded from Corinth in 733 of Old Age, it was the only Sicilian mint to strike Tetradrachms from the beginning of its coinage in about 515 of Old Age. The patron Goddess of Syracuse, Artemis-Arethusa, whose fresh water spring was on the island Ortygia, is surrounded by three or four dolphins of the salt sea of the twin harbors of Syracuse.