Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with warrior on horseback crowned by Victory, struck under Kallikrates
about 240–228 B.C.
Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0091.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Horseman in military costume on horse cantering to right; upper body turned toward left, head facing; bearded and bareheaded; in short chiton, cuirass with shoulder pieces and boots; right arm raised with open hand, palm facing; above, Nike, flying right, crowns rider with wreath.
Monogram in field at left. Inscription in Greek below horse.
Reverse: Taras riding a dolphin to left, a trident in his left hand, and a Nike crowning him in his right.
Inscription in Greek below dolphin. Monogram in field at right.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund