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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
302–281 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0079.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.72 gm.

Accession Number

04.323

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman, nude, on horse prancing left; right hand on reins; in drawn-back left hand, round shield.
Inscriptions in Greek in upper right field and below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin left; in outstretched right, wreath downward; left hand on dolphin.
Inscription in Greek below.
Round incuse.

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. 46); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund