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Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, in Attic helmet bound with olive, and dotted necklace. Reverse: Bull walking to right with head lowered. In exergue a fish, horizontally, to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, no. 157); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–420 B.C.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0134.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.

Accession Number

97.380

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins