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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.331

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins