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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.34 gm.

Accession Number

00.79

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins