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Coin of Phaistos with Talos hurling stone

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Obverse: Talos hurling stone to right. Reverse: Hound to right. Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; 1949: acquired from Spink & Son by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998: year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Phaistos, Crete

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.77 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1998.616

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins