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1/6 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to left, in laurel wreath; hair long; before chin, a dolphin downward; border of dots. Inscription in Greek above left. Reverse: Herakles, nude, standing facing right, right leg to left, head and upper body turned right, strangling lion leaping upon him; in raised right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; by 1859: Cat. Sotheby, auction of the Northwick Collection, no. 84 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 73); 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. 36); 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. 0073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.42 gm.

Accession Number

04.314

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins