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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.124
Title
Stater of Tarentum
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
480 BCE-470 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Tarentum-Taras (Calabria)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/197557
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
7.96 g
Die Axis
9
Denomination
stater
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: obverse: TARAS
  • inscription: reverse: TARAS
Provenance
Rovinson coll. Merzbacher, 15 Nov. 1910, 47
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
FB 55h, Vlasto 116
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.124
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Dolphin-rider, r., holding cuttlefish; TARAS around, outward; Rev.: Hippocamp, r.; below, scallop shell; border of radiating lines; inscription inward

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