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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0089.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.328

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman on horse prancing right; thrusting spear downward with raised right arm; left hand holding reins, round shield and two couched spears; nude; bareheaded.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; in outstretched right hand, a kantharos.
At right, head of nymph to left.
Inscription in Greek below.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund