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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Horseman, nude, cantering right; thrusting spear downward with raised right arm; left hand holding reins, shield and two couched spears; short ground line under hindlegs of horse; border of dots. Inscription in Greek below. Rev: Taras astride dolphin right, left leg raised, foot...

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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. 43); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 334–302 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.23 gm.

Accession Number

04.320

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins