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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; bareheaded. Inscription in Greek below. Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding crested Corinthian helmet in right hand. Below: I and curling...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–344 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0058.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.310

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins