Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0066.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.95 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Horseman cantering right, wearing crested Athenian helmet, thrusting spear downward with right hand, left holding reins, shield and two couched spears.
Below Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Taras as child on dolphin to left, trident in raised right hand, round shield in lowered left. On shield, winged seahorse left.
Below, murex shell.
At left and right: Inscriptions in Greek.
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. 42); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund