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Stater of Hyria (the Hyrianoi) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to left, in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, olive wreath, above which owl standing to right, head facing; hair on forehead looped, on neck in loose locks. Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking left; ground line; round incuse. Inscription in Greek above. (see...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection (Cat. Sotheby, Moore, 1889, no. 27 according to Brett catalogue, p. 3); 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. 5); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–335 B.C.

Mint

Hyria (the Hyrianoi), Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins