Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Arethon
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0081.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Victorious jockey, nude, on horse standing right, left foreleg raised; with right hand crowning horse’s head with wreath; left hand on reins; hair in knot at back.
(Die break on jockey’s body).
Inscriptions in Greek above left and below.
Reverse: Taras as a youth, astride dolphin left; in extended right, tripod held by central leg; left hand on dolphin.
Inscriptions in Greek to right and below.
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. 45); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund