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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with the Dioskouroi on horses, struck under Sodamos

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Obverse: Dioskouroi on horses prancing left; near rider's chlamys flying in wind; in his drawn-back left hand, bakkos (?). Inscription in Greek above and below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; right leg shown beyond dolphin's head; on outstretched right, Nike flying right with wreath in raised...

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By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: auction of Northwick Collection, Cat. Sotheby, Northwick, no. 143 (according to Brett Catalogue, no. 84); 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. 49); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 281–272 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0084.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.51 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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