Stater of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

Greek
Classical Period
430–411 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0855.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.62 gm.

Accession Number

10.241

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos in kneeling-running pose holding a nymph in his arms.
In field at right: A.
Reverse: Mill-sail incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Montagu Sale (Cat. Sotheby, pl. v, 279, according to Regling and Brett); by 1910: with Edward Perry Warren; June 2, 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund