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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)


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.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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