Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Apollonios

Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.

Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0086.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.19 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Horseman on horse prancing right; left hand on right rein; drawn-back right hand holding spear downward; in crested Athenian helmet and cuirass.
In background, round shield.
Inscriptions in Greek to left and below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left, head facing; in right hand, trident over right shoulder; left hand on dolphin.
At left, Nike flying right with wreath in raised hands; nude, except for chlamys flying in the wind.
Below, crests of waves.
Round incuse.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund