Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0049.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Taras on dolphin to right. In his right hand a cuttle-fish;
left hand extended.
Below, inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Sea-horse to right, unbridled, with curled wing.
Below, scallop shell.
Above, Greek inscription.
Incuse border of radiating lines.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund