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Stater of Thasos with satyr grasping a nymph

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Obverse: Bearded nude Silenos, ithyphallic, in kneeling-running pose on right knee to right holding in his arms a nymph wearing a short-sleeved chiton, her left hand lowered, right hand raised. The hair of both is represented by dots. Reverse: Incuse square, divided by raised lines.


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. 601); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–463 B.C.


Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0851.


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.40 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins