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

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Obverse: Dioskouros on horse walking to left, right foreleg raised; left hand on reins, right hand raised; head facing; sword in scabbard at left side; in short chiton, and chlamys over left shoulder, blown by wind; above right, a monogram and pointed cap; ground line. Inscription in Greek...

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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, Hellenistic Period, 235–228 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0093.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.34 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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