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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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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.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 8.20 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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