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1/3 stater of Sybaris with bull

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Obverse: Bull standing left, head right; dotted ground line between two plain lines; variant of cable border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bull standing right, head left, incuse; striated incuse ground line and border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Cat. Sotheby, Moore, lot 56 (according to Brett catalogue); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 97); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–519 B.C.

Mint

Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0128.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.357

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins