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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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Obverse: Young jockey on horse prancing right; left hand on reins; right arm raised in salutation; nude; hair short. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin to left; right leg thrust forward; right arm extended, palm upward; in drawn-back left hand, a palm branch from which hang...

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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. 44); 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. 0074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.321

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins