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Distater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Athenian helmet decorated with a figure of Skylla, right hand raised to her forehead. (There appear to be faint traces of a letter or monogram on the neck.) Reverse: Bull butting to right, head facing; below, six dots and dotted ground line. In...

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Provenance

Said to have been found in a hoard near Rhegium in 1938; by 1938: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 3488); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 2, October 25-28, 1955, lot 372: from the Rhegium Hoard); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; November 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 125/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 009.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.62 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

58.1004

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins