1/3 stater of Sybaris with bull

Greek
Archaic Period
about 540–519 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Sybaris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0128.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.357

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bull standing left, head right.
Dotted ground line between two plain lines.
Inscription in Greek below.
Variant of cable border.
Reverse: Bull standing right, head left, incuse.
Striated incuse ground line and border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Cat. Sotheby, Moore, lot 56 (according to Brett catalogue); 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. 97); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund