Didrachm of Skyros with fig leaf between two goats

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 485–480 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly (Islands off ), Skyros

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0936.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.10 gm.

Accession Number

30.53

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two goats heraldically opposed, back-to-back, heads toward center; between them, a five-lobed fig leaf.
Ground line.
Reverse: Stellate design, two three-lobed leaves and two rays opposed; in center, globule; between members of star pattern, four globules.
Incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Seltman Collection; said to have been acquired through Mrs. Brett; February 6, 1930: purchased by MFA for $ 1,042.20 (the total purchase price for MFA 30.48-30.65)

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund