Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Arethon

Greek
Hellenistic Period
302–281 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0081.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.322

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund