Tetradrachm of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2014.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Diskobolos standing full front, head to left, body bent to left and discus raised in right hand for throwing.
At left a tripod; inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Irregular incuse square divided by diagonals and with beaded border.
In center a crab.
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. 1185); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund