Obverse: A warrior wearing armor, a breastplate and a helmet, holds a spear downwards in his right hand and a shield behind him, rides a horse cantering to the right. Inscribed behind the rider: THI; inscribed below horse: ARIS[TOK]. Reverse: Taras astride a dolphin swimming to the left, half-turned frontally with his left hand resting on the dolphin's back with a chlamys wrapped around his left arm, trailing backwards. He holds a trident with his left hand over his shoulder and a small Nike flies towards him with wreath; below the dolphin, a rudder. Vertically, above dolphin's tail, TA[RAS] is inscribed.


  • Title: Stater (Front)
  • 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.118.26
  • 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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