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Tetradrachm of Kos wtih 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, left hand also raised. At left a tripod, at right, [inscription]. Reverse: In incuse square, a crab. Beaded border. (see media screen for Greek inscription]


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–420 B.C.


Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2016.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.88 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins