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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of nymph

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Obverse: Female head with beaded head-band and earrings to left. In field EY. Reverse: TA, Naked rider crowning horse: below, a dolphin. In field a thunderbolt.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 281–228 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria (Campano-Tarentine)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0094.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.09 gm. Diameter: Weight:

Accession Number

95.97

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins