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Obverse: Nude horseman astride galloping horse, holding shield and two spears with left hand; he lances downwards to right with another spear held in his right hand. Behind the rider, DI, and below the horse, [ ARISTO] KLHS are inscribed. Reverse: Taras astride a dolphin facing to the left; he holds a trident in left in his left arm and a kantharos in his outstretched right hand; to right, head of a nymph facing left. Below dolphin, TAR[AS] is inscribed.

Details

  • Title: Stater (Back)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 270–250 B.C.
  • Location Created: Tarentum (Taras), South Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 0.0063 kg (0.0139 lb.)
  • Type: Coin
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Silver
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 82.NB.118.20
  • Culture: Greek (South Italian)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Coins (Money)

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