Obverse: Warrior wearing a breastplate hold the reins to a horse, which jumps forward to the right, with his left hand; his right hand is raised above with a spear. Behind him, a wreath. Inscribed above groundline: OLYMPIS. Reverse: Taras astride dolphin swimming to the left, holding cornucopiae in left hand against his left shoulder, and a kantharos in his outstretched right hand; behind him, a tripod. Below the dolphin, TARAS is inscribed.


  • Title: Stater (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 235–228 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.118.32
  • 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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