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

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Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse prancing left; right hand on reins; in drawn-back left hand, round shield. Inscription in Greek in upper right field and below. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; in outstretched right, wreath downward; left hand on dolphin; round incuse. Inscription in Greek...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0079.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.72 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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