Stater of Thasos with satyr grasping a nymph

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500–463 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0851.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.695

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded nude Silenos, ithyphallic, in kneeling-running pose on right knee to right holding in his arms a nymph wearing a short-sleeved chiton, her left hand lowered, right hand raised. The hair of both is represented by dots.
Reverse: Incuse square, divided by raised lines.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund