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

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Obverse: Horseman in military costume on horse cantering right; upper body turned toward left, head facing; bearded; bareheaded; in short chiton; cuirass with shoulder pieces and boots; chlamys over left shoulder flying left below right arm; left, crescent, horns upward. Inscription in Greek below;...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 235–228 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0092.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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