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Hemistater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Herakles, struck under Kleonymos

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Obverse: Head of the young Herakles to right, wearing the lion's skin. Reverse: Biga galloping to right, driven by Taras (?), who holds reins in both hands. Below front hooves, two amphoras. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 11, January 23-24, 1953, lot 29); April 9, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 309.26

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 302 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 013.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm. Die Axis: 3

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins