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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.


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.


Sybaris, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.14 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins