Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with Taras on dolphin
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0048.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.01 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Taras astride dolphin right; hair turned up at back; in drawn-back right hand, polypos with six tentacles downwards; left outstretched; no shell.
Border of dots between plain borders.
Reverse: Winged seahorse right, bridled; rounded wing in two sections, one plain, other feathered.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde) below.
Below, scallop shell.
Border off flan.
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. 18); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund