Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
Late Classical Period
344–334 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0061.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm.

Accession Number

11.1756

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman standing facing, head right, on low support behind horse standing right; nude; in crested Athenian helmet; right hand resting on horse’s back, preparing to mount; raised left hand resting on slanting spear; above left arm, outline of round shield, ground line.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Taras, nude; seated sideways on dolphin to left; in extended right hand trident slanting upward; in drawn-back left hand, round shield; short, curly hair; below, crests of waves.
Inscriptions in Greek below dolphin and at right.

Provenance

purchased by MFA for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund