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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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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.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0090.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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