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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Taras (Tarentum), Calabria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm.

Accession Number

00.80

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins