Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with rider vaulting from horse

Greek
Classical Period
420–380 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0057.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.309

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman vaulting from horse prancing left; right leg bent under; right hand holding reins; in drawn-back left, round shield with spear; nude, in crested Athenian helmet.
Coin pierced.
Reverse: Taras, nude; astride dolphin to left; hair short; in outstretched right hand, crested Athenian helmet; in drawn-back left, oval shield seen from inside, and spear slanting.
Inscription in Greek below.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund