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Stater of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

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Obverse: Nude Silenos kneeling on right knee, profile to right and carrying a nymph in his arms. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–465 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0850.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.85 gm.

Accession Number

95.109

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins