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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.


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.


Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins