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

Hellenistic Period
235–228 B.C.

Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0092.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Horseman in military costume on horse cantering right; upper body turned toward left, head facing; bearded; bareheaded; in short chiton; cuirass with shoulder pieces and boots; chlamys over left shoulder flying left below right arm.
At left, crescent, horns upward, above monogram.
Inscription in Greek below horse.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; hair rolled on forehead and at back and in knot at back; over extended right hand, Nike in flying pose with wreath in raised hands; in drawn-back left hand trident slanting upward.
Monogram above dolphin and 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. 55); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund