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1/3 stater of Sybaris with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet with olive wreath; hair on forehead looped; on neck, turned up under neckpiece. Reverse: Bull standing right, head to left; ground line. Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby sale of Moore Collection, no. 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. 100); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 445–443 B.C.

Mint

Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0132.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.360

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins