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Diobol 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 left; ground line. Inscription in Greek in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Note: Not listed by Regling as from the Canon Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 445–443 B.C.

Mint

Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0133.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.361

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins