Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
Classical Period
380–344 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0059.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.90 gm.

Accession Number

04.311

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young jockey on horse standing right.; raised right hand crowning horse with wreath; left hand holding reins; nude; hair blown by wind; ground line.
Inscription in Greek between horse’s legs.
Plain border.
Reverse: Taras, nude; astride dolphin left, right leg in usual position; right hand outstretched, left hand on dolphin; hair blown by wind.
Inscription in Greek (partially retrograde) in right field.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 31); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund