Didrachm of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 015.
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.48 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Naked horseman to right, crowned by a flying Nike.
Inscription in Greek at right and above ground line.
Reverse: Taras on dolphin to right, with trident in left hand and cornucopia in right. Monogram to left.
Inscription in Greek below.
(see media screen for Greek inscription)
Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, Jr., and Mr. Gordon Abbott to MFA, January 13, 1955
Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Lothrop, Mrs. George Batchelder, Jr., and Mr. Gordon Abbott