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Distater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; Skylla's left raised to head; hair on Athena's temple with loose ends. Inscription in Greek behind neckpiece. Reverse: Bull butting right, head in profile. Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

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. 108); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0143.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.365

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins