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1/3 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, on bowl of which coiled serpent; hair long; border of dots. Reverse: No ethnic. Biga three-quarters right, horses prancing, driven by Taras as an infant standing and leaning forward; nude except for chlamys flying in the wind; in right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 48); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.324

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins