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Didrachm of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Naked horseman to right, crowned by a flying Nike. Inscription in Greek at right and above ground line. Reverse: Taras on dolphin to right, with trident in left hand and cornucopia in right. Monogram to left. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, Jr., and Mr. Gordon Abbott to MFA, January 13, 1955

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, Jr., and Mr. Gordon Abbott

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

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 015.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.48 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

RES.55.5

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins