Coin of Phaistos with Talos hurling stone

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Crete, Phaistos

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.77 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1998.616

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Talos hurling stone to right.
Reverse: Hound to right.
Inscriptions in Greek above and in exergue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; 1949: acquired from Spink & Son by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998: year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III