Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with horse and rider, struck under Nikodamos
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0080.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.03 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse standing left, with right foreleg raised. Right hand on reins; in drawn-back left hand, a round shield seen in side-view.
Inscriptions in Greek in left field and below.
Reverse: Taras as a child, astride dolphin to left, carying a bunch of grapes in his right hand and a distaff in left. Hair arranged with top-knot.
At right, a cock, standing to left.
Inscriptions in Greek above left and below.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund