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Stater of Phaistos with Talos

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Obverse: The winged daemon Talos, naked, facing, and striding towards left; he hurls a stone with his right hand and holds another in the left. Ground line. Inscription in Greek beside and between legs. Reverse: Bull prancing to right. Countermark (lily-like flower) at right. ...

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By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for $ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Phaistos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 126.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins