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

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Obverse: Young jockey, nude; on horse walking left; with right hand crowning horse with wreath; left hand on reins; ground line. Inscription in Greek above right and below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; upper body in rear view; with drawn-back and raised right arm, hurling trident...

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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. 50); 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. 0090.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.326

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins