Didrachm;Cast Forgery



380-345 BCE


Diameter: 13/16 in. (21 mm)

Weight: 7.17 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arthur Fairbanks, Class of 1886, in memory of his father, Henry Fairbanks, Class of 1853



Place Made: Italy, Europe


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name


Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view


Obverse: Naked horseman left, holding reins in right hand and small round shield behind him in left; beneath cantering horse in field Reverse: Nude Taras, seated sideways on dolphin left, holding a small dolphin in his right hand, his left hand resting on the dolphin's back; beneath the dolphin's belly, A; [T]APA** in arc at bottom

Exhibition History

Representing Myth: The Classical Tradition in Western Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-August 17, 1995.

The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21-November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25-March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24-August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992-January 3, 1993, naturalia no. n394.


Arthur Fairbanks (1864-1944), Class of 1886; given to present collection, 1927.

Catalogue Raisonne

BMC Italy: p. 195, nos. 259-260; Car. N.I.V.T. CXIII, p.182; Grose, Vo. I: pl. 23.4

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