Diobol of Sybaris with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
445–443 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Sybaris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0133.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.14 gm.

Accession Number

04.361

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 left.
Ground line.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Note: Not listed by Regling as from the Canon Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund