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Litra of Laos and Sybaris (?) with standing bull

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Obverse: Bull stands right, on groundline. Reverse: Two circles. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Strozzi Collection; by 1907: with G. Sangiorgi, Hôtel de Ventes, Palais Borghese, Rome (Sangiorgi auction of the Strozzi Collection, April 15-22, 1907, lot 1065); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, no. 258); by the mid 1960s: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 23, no. 5); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Mint

Laos and Sybaris (?), Lucania

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.5 mm. Weight: 0.80 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.460

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins