Stater of Phaistos with Talos

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Mint: Crete, Phaistos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 126.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.06 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

57.731

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: The winged daemon Talos, naked, facing, and striding towards left; he hurls a stone with his right hand and holds another in the left.
Ground line.
Inscription beside and between legs.
Reverse: Bull prancing to right.
Countermark (lily-like flower) at right. Overstruck(?).
Inscription in upper left (retrograde).

Provenance

By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for
$ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour