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Stater

Object Details

Title:

Stater

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek (South Italian)

Place:

Tarentum (Taras), South Italy (Place Created)

Date:

270–250 B.C.

Medium:

Silver

Object Number:

82.NB.118.26

Dimensions:

0.0063 kg (0.0139 lb.)

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Object Description

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.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1982

Dr. Jane Cody (Studio City, California), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1982.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Jentoft-Nilsen, Marit. "A Fourth- and Third-Century B.C. Hoard of Tarentine Silver." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), pp. 167-172, p. 169, no. 26, ill.

Fischer-Bossert, Wolfgang. Chronologie der Didrachmenpraegung von Tarent 510-280 v. Chr. (Berlin: W. De Gruyter, 1999), p. 37, no. 35 (as the "Getty Hoard").