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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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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.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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