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Stater of Phaistos with Talos

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Obverse: Winged Talos facing, right hand raised holding stone, left hand lowered holding another. Inscription in Greek above ground line. Reverse: Bull butting to right, head lowered, right foreleg raised. Inscription in Greek above. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1965: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Phaistos, Crete

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.1291

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins