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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Demeter (?)

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Obverse: Head of Demeter(?) left, in stephane and veil; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace; left and right, dolphin downward; below neck, dolphin left; border of dots. Inscription in Greek to left, upwards. Reverse: Victorious jockey, nude, on horse walking right, left foreleg raised; with...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 303–302 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0071.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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