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Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; Skylla's trident held higher; Athena's hair above temple curling back over visor; hair of crest in usual striated form. Reverse: Bull butting right; above, [inscription]. magistrate's initial; one fish in exergue; dotted ground...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–281 B.C.


Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0145.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins