Tetradrachm of Kos wtih discus-thrower (diskobolos)

Greek
Classical Period
450–420 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2016.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.88 gm.

Accession Number

04.1083

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, left hand also raised.
At left a tripod, inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: In incuse square, a crab.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren;
purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund