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Tetradrachm of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)

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Obverse: Diskobolos standing full front, head to left, body bent to left and discus raised in right hand for throwing. At left a tripod; at rright [inscription]. Beaded border. Reverse: Irregular incuse square divided by diagonals and with beaded border. In center a crab. (see media screen for...

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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. 1185); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–420 B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2014.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins