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1/2 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Satyra (?)

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[inscription] Obverse: Head of local nymph Satyra (?) to left; hair drawn up on back of head and bound with fillets; long curly locks falling down from crown; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace. Before chin, a dolphin. Border of dots with plain border. Inscription in Greek to left and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 334–302 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0072.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm.

Accession Number

00.76

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins