Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin

Greek
Early Classical Period
473–460 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.302

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Taras on dolphin left, both arms outstretched; scallop shell below.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Head of local nymph Satyra, mother of Taras, to left, wearing dotted necklace. Heavy plain border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund