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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.


Laos and Sybaris (?), Lucania


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

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The Ancient World


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