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

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
302–281 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0080.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm.

Accession Number

00.78

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse standing left, with right foreleg raised. Right hand on reins; in drawn-back left hand, a round shield seen in side-view.
Inscriptions in Greek in left field and below.
Reverse: Taras as a child, astride dolphin to left, carying a bunch of grapes in his right hand and a distaff in left. Hair arranged with top-knot.
At right, a cock, standing to left.
Inscriptions in Greek above left and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund