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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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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. 51); 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. 0087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.91 gm.

Accession Number

04.327

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins