Trihemiobol of Thasos with kneeling Silenos

Greek
Classical Period
410/409–350 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0866.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.641

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude satyr, bearded, with pointed ears, horse’s tail, kneeling to right on right knee, head almost full front, holding kantharos in right hand and pressing left hand to side.
Reverse: Volute krater in incuse square
Inscription in Greek left upwards, right downwards.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund