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. 0051.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.303

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Taras on dolphin right, arms outstretched. Scallop shell below.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Taras seated on stool, right arm holding distaff upwards, himation over legs and thighs.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore sale, Sotheby, 1889, lot 40 (according to Brett Catalogue); 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. 21); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund