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Diobol or Triobol (?) of Skyros with confronted foreparts of two goats

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Obverse: Protomes of two goats, facing. Reverse: Quatrefoil with central dot, and dots between leaves.

Provenance

By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 137); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–470 (?) B.C.

Mint

Skyros, Thessaly (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.38 gm.

Accession Number

57.718

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins