Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Aristokles
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0089.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.33 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Horseman on horse prancing right; thrusting spear downward with raised right arm; left hand holding reins, round shield and two couched spears; nude; bareheaded.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; in outstretched right hand, a kantharos.
At right, head of nymph to left.
Inscription in Greek 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. 52); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund