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Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with warrior on horseback crowned by Victory, struck under Kallikrates

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Obverse: Horseman in military costume on horse cantering to right; upper body turned toward left, head facing; bearded and bareheaded; in short chiton, cuirass with shoulder pieces and boots; right arm raised with open hand, palm facing; above, Nike, flying right, crowns rider with...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 240–228 B.C.


Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0091.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins