Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
334–302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0066.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.319

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman cantering right, wearing crested Athenian helmet, thrusting spear downward with right hand, left holding reins, shield and two couched spears.
Below Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Taras as child on dolphin to left, trident in raised right hand, round shield in lowered left. On shield, winged seahorse left.
Below, murex shell.
At left and right: Inscriptions in Greek.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund