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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

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Obverse: Taras astride dolphin left; drawn-back on dolphin's back; right arm flexed and raised, hand raised with palm facing; nude; upper body facing; below scallop shell. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Reverse: Taras as founder of oikist seated left;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Sotheby sale of the Montagu Collection, no. 28 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 54); 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. 27); 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. 0054.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.

Accession Number

04.308

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins