Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider

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

Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0077.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.23 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Horseman, nude, cantering right; thrusting spear downward with raised right arm; left hand holding reins, shield and two couched spears.
Short ground line under hindlegs of horse.
Inscription in Greek below.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin right, left leg raised, foot resting on dolphin’s head; in drawn-back right hand, arrow; in outstretched left, bow, and two arrows (off flan).
Inscriptions in Greek in left field and below.
Round incuse.


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. 43); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund