1/3 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Athena

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
334–302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.324

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, on bowl of which coiled serpent; hair long.
Border of dots.
Reverse: No ethnic. Biga three-quarters right, horses prancing, driven by Taras as an infant standing and leaning forward; nude except for chlamys flying in the wind; in right hand, reins; in left hand, trident upward; above horses’ heads, eight-pointed star; below dolphin downward right; ground line.
Round incuse.

Provenance

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. 48); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund