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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras on dolphin right, arms outstretched. Scallop shell below. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Taras seated on stool, right arm holding distaff upwards, himation over legs and thighs. Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore sale, Sotheby, 1889, lot 40 (according to Brett Catalogue); 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. 21); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0051.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.19 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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