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

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Obverse: Horseman on horse walking left, right foreleg raised; right arm behind horse's head; in drawn-back left arm, shield seen in side-view; nude; in crested Athenian helmet; ground line. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; on extended right hand, seahorse right; 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. 54); 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. 0088.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.47 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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