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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.


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.


Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins