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

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Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse standing left, with right foreleg raised. Right hand on reins; in drawn-back left hand, a round shield seen in side-view. Inscription in Greek in left field and below. Reverse: Taras as a child, astride dolphin to left, carying a bunch of grapes in his right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 302–281 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0080.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm.

Accession Number

00.78

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins