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. 0060.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.312

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young jockey on horse standing right; hair blown by wind; right arm hanging down limply; left on reins; horse’s left foreleg raised.
Between horse’s legs: +
Reverse: Taras, nude; astride dolphin to left; right leg thrust forward; right arm outstretched, palm facing; left hand on dolphin.
Inscription in Greek below and +.

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. 32); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund