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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Hippoda[...]

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Obverse: Warrior in close-fitting cuirass on horse galloping right; in raised right hand, whip; left on reins; bareheaded; below, inscription in Greek off flan. (die break on upper body). Reverse: Taras astride dolphin, in outstretched right hand, kantharos; in raised and flexed left, distaff upward....

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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. 51); 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. 0087.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.91 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins