Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Demeter (?)
Early Hellenistic Period
about 303–302 B.C.
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0071.
Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Demeter (?) left, in stephane and veil; triple-pendant earring; dotted necklace.
Left and right, dolphin downward; below neck, dolphin left.
Inscription in Greek to left, upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Victorious jockey, nude, on horse walking right, left foreleg raised; with raised right hand crowning horse; left hand on reins; being crowned by Nike flying right with wreath with long fillets; between forelegs of horse, eight-pointed star.
At right, dolphin downward.
Below horse: inscription in Greek below exergue: inscription in Greek
Ground line; round incuse.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900