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. 0074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.321

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young jockey on horse prancing right; left hand on reins; right arm raised in salutation; nude; hair short.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin to left; right leg thrust forward; right arm extended, palm upward; in drawn-back left hand, a palm branch from which hang long fillets
To right, a crested Corinthian helmet.
Inscription in Greek below.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund