Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena, signed by Molossos

Classical Period
420–400 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0138.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.94 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet .On the helmet is Skylla with lowered right hand and left hand raised to her head, two hounds in front. Athena has a necklace and hair falling in loose locks below neckpiece, on which M, initial of die-engraver, Molossos.
Reverse: Bull butting right on raised band, head facing three-quarters left.
Above: inscription in Greek.
On raised band: inscription with name of Molossos in Greek.
Fish to right below.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund