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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras on dolphin right, both arms outstretched; scallop shell below. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Head of local nymph Satyra, mother of Taras, to left, wearing dotted necklace. Heavy plain border. Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 473–460 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.302

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins