1/3 stater of Sybaris with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
445–443 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Sybaris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0132.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.360

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet with olive wreath; hair on forehead looped; on neck, turned up under neckpiece.
Reverse: Bull standing right, head to left.
Ground line.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby sale of Moore Collection, no. 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. 100); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund