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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman standing facing, head right, on low support behind horse standing right; nude; in crested Athenian helmet; right hand resting on horse's back, preparing to mount; raised left hand resting on slanting spear; above left arm, outline of round shield; ground line. Inscription in...

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Provenance

purchased by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, 344–334 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0061.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm.

Accession Number

11.1756

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins