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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm.

Accession Number

03.920

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins