Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–473 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0049.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.

Accession Number

00.75

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Taras on dolphin to right. In his right hand a cuttle-fish;
left hand extended.
Below, inscription in Greek.
Cable border.
Reverse: Sea-horse to right, unbridled, with curled wing.
Below, scallop shell.
Above, Greek inscription.
Incuse border of radiating lines.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund