Obverse: A warrior wearing armor, a breastplate and a helmet, holds a lance in his left hand and a shield behind him, and he rides a horse facing right with its left foreleg raised. Below horse, THRAK/LHTOS is inscribed and in front of horse, PHI. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin facing to the left; he holds a cornucopia with his left arm and a kantharos in his outstreched right hand; behind him, a thymiaterion and a symbol. Below dolphin, TARAS is inscribed.


  • 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.118.23
  • 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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