Distater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–281 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0144.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.76 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Athenian helmet on which is Skylla whose lowered right hand holds a trident upwards while her left hand is concealed by hounds’ heads (according to entry in the Brett catalogue). The hair of the helmet’s crest is crisp upright locks.
Reverse: Bull butting right; head three-quarters left.
Above bull magistrate’s initial and inscription in Greek.
Below bull plain ground line above dotted one.
Below ground lines, two fish to right.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund