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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with rider vaulting from horse

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Obverse: Horseman vaulting from horse prancing left; right leg bent under; right hand holding reins; in drawn-back left, round shield with spear; nude, in crested Athenian helmet (coin pierced). Reverse: Taras, nude; astride dolphin to left; hair short; in outstretched right, crested Athenian...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–380 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0057.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins