Distater of Thourioi with head of Athena
about 400–350 B.C.
Mint: Lukania, Thourioi
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0139.
Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 15.84 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund