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Triple-siglos of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)

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Obverse: Nude youth standing full front, head to left, body bent to left and discus raised in right hand for throwing, at left a tripod. [Inscription in Greek] Reverse: Incuse square divided by diagonals and filled with short parallel lines except for crab in center. (see media screen for Greek...

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Inscription

"Kos"

Provenance

By date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection (auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16ff., 1882, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, lot 1575 (du cabinet Wigan) (unillustrated); 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. 1186); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 480–470 B.C.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2015.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

04.1082

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins