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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
212–209 B.C.


Mint: Calabria (Siculo-Punic), Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 016.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.27 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.1188

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Naked horseman to right, holding wreath in his raised right hand, rein in his left.
Inscription above and below.
Reverse: Taras on dolphin to left, prow or wave in right hand, trident (?) in left.
Monogram to right.
Inscription below.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $400.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour