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Didrachm of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Nude youthful jockey, crowning stationary horse, to right, which lifts off fore-leg. Beneath:[inscription] Reverse: Taras astride on dolphin to left, holding cornucopia in left hand, and with right extending kantharos. In field to right a lighted torch.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 272–235 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.42 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

10.25

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins