Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–281 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0145.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.366

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Athenian helmet with Skylla holding a trident; Athena’s hair above temple curling back over visor; hair of crest in usual striated form.
Reverse: Bull butting right;
Below bull one fish to right in exergue.
Above bull: magistrate’s initial and inscription.
Dotted ground line.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund