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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) horse and rider, struck under Alexander of Epiros

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Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse cantering right; thrusting spear downward with raised right; left hand holding reins, shield and two couched spears; short ground line under hindlegs of horse; border of dots. Inscription in Greek below and to right. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; Taras not...

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Anonymous gift

Greek, Late Classical Period, 334–330 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0065.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.

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The Ancient World


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