Distater of Thourioi with head of Athena

Classical Period
about 400–350 B.C.

Mint: Lukania, Thourioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0139.


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 15.84 gm.

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Medium or Technique


On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing necklace and crested Attic helmet, on which is Skylla, with dog’s heads springing from her waist, her left hand held to her head. On the neck piece of the helmet a griffin.
Greek letter theta above.
Reverse: Bull butting, profile to right.
Inscription in Greek above.
In exergue a fish, to right.


By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 15, 1896, lot 157); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund