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

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Obverse: Victorious jockey, nude, on horse standing right, left foreleg raised; with right hand crowning horse's head with wreath; left hand on reins; hair in knot at back. (die break on jockey's body). Inscription in Greek above left and below. Reverse: Taras as a youth, astride dolphin left; in...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 302–281 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0081.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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