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

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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. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; Taras as a child with long hair; double anklet on left...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0063.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.41 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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