Tetradrachm of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)

Greek
Classical Period
450–420 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2014.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.1081

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Irregular incuse square divided by diagonals and with beaded border.
In center a crab.

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. 1185); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund