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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.47 gm.

Accession Number

04.330

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman on horse walking left, right foreleg raised; right arm behind horse’s head; in drawn-back left arm, shield seen in side-view; nude; in crested Athenian helmet.
Inscription in Greek below horse.
Ground line.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; on extended right hand, seahorse right; in drawn-back left hand, trident slanting upward.
Inscriptions in Greek in right field and below dolphin.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund