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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras astride dolphin left; upper body in profile; arms outstretched; below scallop shell; border of dots. Inscription in Greek in upper right field. Reverse: Taras as founder or oikist, seated right; right leg drawn back; in right hand, a staff; in left hand, kantharos held by base; hair...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Sotheby sale of the Montagu Collection, no. 27 (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. 24); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–443 B.C.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0053.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.306

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins