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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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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.


Hyria (the Hyrianoi), Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins