Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Demeter (?)

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 303–302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0071.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.61 gm.

Accession Number

03.920

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900