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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Phalanthos on dolphin

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Obverse: Phalanthos astride dolphin to left. Beneath, cockle-shell, hinge upwards. (Inscription in Greek retrograde and inward) Reverse: Taras, half-draped, seated left on diphros, holding distaff in right hand, and staff in left. Outline of die visible.

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 1, no. 534); by 1922: C. Côte Collection, Lyons; by 1963: on the art market in Athens, acquired on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, March 11, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 460–443 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 7.58 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

64.147

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins