Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Zeus, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
281–272 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.57 gm.

Accession Number

03.921

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus right in laurel wreath; hair in four spiral curls on neck.
Monogram at left.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open.
Monogram at left. Inscription in Greek on left barely visible according to Brett catalogue entry. Inscription at right downwards is off the flan and not visible.
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