Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0134.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.11 gm.

Accession Number

97.380

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, in Attic helmet bound with olive, and dotted necklace.
Reverse: Bull walking to right with head lowered.
In exergue a fish, horizontally, to left.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 22, 1896, no. 157); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund