Stater of Hyria (the Hyrianoi) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
400–335 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Hyria (the Hyrianoi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0024.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.290

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to left, in crested Athenian helmet; on bowl, olive wreath, above which owl standing to right, head facing; hair on forehead looped, on neck in loose locks.
Reverse: Bearded man-faced river bull walking left; ground line; round incuse.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection (Cat. Sotheby, Moore, 1889, no. 27 according to Brett catalogue, p. 3); 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. 5); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund