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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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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. 54); 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. 0088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.330

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins