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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 hurling stone with raised right, left outstretched; Athena with pointed earring and dotted necklace; hair below neckpiece in parallel curly locks. Reverse: Bull butting right, in exergue, magistrate's initials, between which, owl...

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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); 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. 116); 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.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0146.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.370

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins