Hemistater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Herakles, struck under Kleonymos

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 013.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

53.332

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the young Herakles to right, wearing the lion’s skin.
Reverse: Biga galloping to right, driven by Taras (?), who holds reins in both hands. Below front hooves, two amphoras.
Inscription below.

Provenance

By 1953: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 11, January 23-24, 1953, lot 29); April 9, 1953: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 309.26

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour