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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.51 gm.

Accession Number

04.325

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins