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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Young jockey, nude, on rearing horse right; reins held tightly in both hands; crowned by Nike flying right; in background, nude youth standing on tiptoe right, head facing, turning and restraining horse; left arm clasping horse's neck, hand on rein; ground line; border of dots (die flaws...

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By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Northwick Collection sale, Cat. Sotheby, no. 143 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 62); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 35); July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0062.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.50 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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