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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Zeus, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Head of Zeus right in laurel wreath; hair in four spiral curls on neck. Inscription in Greek at left. Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open; round incuse. Inscription in Greek on left and right. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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, Hellenistic Period, 281–272 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

Accession Number

03.921

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins