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Stater of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

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Obverse: Silenos in kneeling-running pose holding a nymph in his arms. In field at right: A. Reverse: mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Montagu Sale (Cat. Sotheby, pl. v, 279, according to Regling and Brett); by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–411 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0855.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.62 gm.

Accession Number

10.241

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins