Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Hippoda[...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 5.91 gm.

Accession Number

04.327

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Warrior in close-fitting cuirass on horse galloping right; in raised right hand, whip; left on reins; bareheaded (die break on upper body).
Below, inscription in Greek off flan.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin, in outstretched right hand, kantharos; in raised and flexed left, distaff upward. At right: amphora and Greek inscription.
Below: Greek inscription.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund