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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0090.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.326

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Young jockey, nude; on horse walking left; with right hand crowning horse with wreath; left hand on reins. Ground line.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below horse.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin; upper body in rear view; with drawn-back and raised right arm, hurling trident horizontally left; on outstretched left, chlamys.
At right, owl standing left, head facing (die break extending right from head of Taras).
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. 50); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund