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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; hair falling below neckpiece; on helmet, Skylla hurling stone with raised right, holding steering oar across left shoulder; one hound behind, one in front. Inscription in Greek behind neckpiece. Reverse: Bull butting right, head lowered...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 16, 1896, lot 175, partial); 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. 110); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0137.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.80 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

04.367

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins