Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with rider vaulting from horse

Greek
Classical Period
380–344 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0058.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.310

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horseman vaulting from horse prancing left; right leg bent under; right hand holding reins; in drawn-back left, round shield with spear; nude; bareheaded.
Inscription in Greek below.
Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding crested Corinthian helmet in right hand.
Below: Greek letter and curling crests of waves.
Inscription in Greek at right.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund