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Diobol of Sybaris with bull

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Obverse: Bull standing right, head left; dotted ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Amphora, incuse; striated border.

Provenance

Ex Sotheby auction, 1899, lot 17 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 131); 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. 99); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 540–519 B.C.

Mint

Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0131.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.359

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins