Stater of Phaistos with Talos

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Mint: Crete, Phaistos

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.1291

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Winged Talos facing, right hand raised holding stone, left hand lowered holding another.
Inscription in Greek above ground line.
Reverse: Bull butting to right, head lowered, right foreleg raised.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By 1965: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 13, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour