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

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Obverse: Horseman on horse prancing right; thrusting spear downward with raised right arm; left hand holding reins, round shield and two couched spears; nude; bareheaded. Inscription in Greek at left and below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; in outstretched right hand, a kantharos; at...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0089.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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