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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Young jockey on horse standing right.; raised right hand crowning horse with wreath; left hand holding reins; nude; hair blown by wind; ground line; plain border. Inscription in Greek between horse's legs. Reverse: Taras, nude; astride dolphin left, right leg in usual position; right hand...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 31); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–344 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0059.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.90 gm.

Accession Number

04.311

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins