Stater of Taras (Tarentum) horse and rider, struck under Alexander of Epiros

Greek
Late Classical Period
334–330 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0065.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.

Accession Number

10.567

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse cantering right; thrusting spear downward with raised right; left hand holding reins, shield and two couched spears;
short ground line under hindlegs of horse.
Inscription in Greek below and monogram at right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin to left; hair short; right leg shown beyond dolphin; in outstretched right hand, one-handled cup (off flan); in drawn-back left hand, trident slanting upward;
Crests of waves below dolphin. At right eagle standing left.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift