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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras astride dolphin to left; right arm extended, hand in profile; left drawn back holding Boiotian shield upward, behind which, spear slanting. Reverse: Taras as founder or oikist, to right; left arm extended, palm downwards; on back of hand, bird right, wings open; in lowered right,...

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Provenance

Ex Sotheby Sale 6.VII.1897, no. 155 (according to Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 23); 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. 23); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 443–400 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.305

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins