1/6 stater of Taras (Tarentum) with head of Apollo

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
334–302 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.42 gm.

Accession Number

04.314

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to left, in laurel wreath; hair long.
Before chin, a dolphin downward.
Inscription in Greek above.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Herakles, nude, standing facing right, right leg to left, head and upper body turned right, strangling lion leaping upon him; in raised right hand, a club horizontally behind head, left arm around lion’s neck.
To left, a bow and quiver with strap, upright.
Inscription in Greek below.
Ground line (or rocky ground).
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; by 1859: Cat. Sotheby, auction of the Northwick Collection, no. 84 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 73); 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. 36); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund