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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Greek
Title:Didrachm of Taras
Date Made:Hellenistic Period; 310-305 BCE
Type:Coin/Numismatic
Materials:Silver
Place Made:Magna Graecia, Tarentum (modern Italy)
Measurements:21mm; 6.546g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.136
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
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Description:
Obverse: Taras riding a dolphin, right He holds a kantharos and a long trident. He is slightly reclined and the end of the trident dangles between his legs. [T]APAΣ written in exergue.
Reverse: Nude ephebos on horseback right, crowning horse. Horse has left front leg raised. EY in left field. AΠOΛΛΩ written under horse's stomach. Two amphorae below horse.

Keywords/Tags:
ancient; archaeology

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