1/6 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Persephone (?), struck under Alexander of Epiros

Greek
Late Classical Period
334–330 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0064.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.44 gm.

Accession Number

04.315

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone (?) right, wearing stephane; hair on forehead and at back rolled; long locks on neck; pointed earring; dotted necklace.
Inscriptions in Greek in left and right fields.
Reverse: Taras as infant seated on ground facing, head right; left leg bent under; in raised right hand, distaff; in lowered left hand, a ball of wool.
Below, dolphin right.
Inscription in Greek in right field, downwards.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: auction of the Montagu Collection, Cat. Sotheby, pl. i, 18 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 64); 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