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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras on dolphin to right. In his right hand a cuttle-fish; left hand extended. Cable border. Below, inscription in Greek. Reverse: Sea-horse to right, unbridled, with curled wing. Below, scallop shell; above, Greek inscription. Incuse border of radiating lines.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–473 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0049.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.

Accession Number

00.75

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins