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Stater of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

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Obverse: Silenos abducting nymph, in kneeling-running pose with nymph in his arms. Below: a Greek letter theta. Reverse: Incuse square, with irregular surfaces.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 1908, for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James 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. 0854.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.93 gm.

Accession Number

08.331

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins