Distater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Classical Period
400–350 B.C.

Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 009.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 15.62 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Athenian helmet decorated with a figure of Skylla, right hand raised to her forehead.
(There appear to be faint traces of a letter or monogram on the neck.)
Reverse: Bull butting to right, head facing; below, six dots and dotted ground line. In exergue, fish to right (die-break in fish).
Inscription above.


Said to have been found in a hoard near Rhegium in 1938; by 1938: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, 1938, no. 3488); by 1955: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 2, October 25-28, 1955, lot 372: from the Rhegium Hoard); by date unknown: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; November 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 125/0/0

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour