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Obverse: Warrior wearing a crested helmet and holding shield over left shoulder rides a horse standing to the left, with its right foreleg raised. Reverse: Taras astride a dolphin swimming to the left; he holds a trident with his left hand and a small hippocamp in his raised right hand. Below dolphin, TARAS is inscribed and behind, IOP.

Details

  • 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.118.31
  • 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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