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Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena, signed by Molossos

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Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; Skylla with lowered right, and left raised to head, two hounds in front; Athenia with necklace, and hair falling in loose locks below neckpiece, on which M, initial of die-engraver, Molossos. Reverse: Bull butting right, head facing...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–400 B.C.

Mint

Thourioi (Thurium), Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0138.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.368

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins