Stater of Taras (Tarentum) with warrior on horseback crowned by Victory, struck under Kallikrates

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 240–228 B.C.


Mint: Calabria, Taras (Tarentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0091.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.40 gm.

Accession Number

00.80

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund