Distater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0143.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.365

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; on the helmet Skylla with her left hand raised; hair on Athena’s temple with loose ends.
Inscription in Greek behind neckpiece.
Reverse: Bull butting right on groundline, head in profile.
Fish to right below.
Inscription in Greek above bull.

Provenance

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. 108); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund