Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin
Early Classical Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0050.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund