Litra of Laos and Sybaris (?) with standing bull

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Laos and Sybaris (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.5 mm. Weight: 0.80 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.460

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bull stands right, on groundline.
Reverse: Two circles.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Strozzi Collection; by 1907: with G. Sangiorgi, Hôtel de Ventes, Palais Borghese, Rome (Sangiorgi auction of the Strozzi Collection, April 15-22, 1907, lot 1065); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques, vol. 1, 1913, no. 258); by the mid 1960s: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin 23, no. 5); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 14, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour