Stater of Taras (Tarentum) horse and rider, struck under Alexander of Epiros
Late Classical Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0065.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.