Didrachm of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

Greek
Hellenistic Period
272–235 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.42 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

10.25

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude youthful jockey, crowning stationary horse, to right, which lifts left fore-leg.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Taras astride on dolphin to left, holding cornucopia in left hand, and with right extending kantharos.
In field to right a lighted torch.
Inscription in Greek below.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection