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

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Obverse: Horseman on horse prancing right; left hand on right rein; drawn-back right hand holding spear downward; in crested Athenian helmet and cuirass; in background, round shield. Inscription in Greek to left and below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left, head facing; in right hand,...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 272–235 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0086.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.329

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins