Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0135.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.362

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet with olive wreath; hair on forehead looped; ivy leaf at base of wreath.
Reverse: Bull walking right, head lowered.
Inscription in Greek above bull.
Dotted ground line.
Fish to right below ground line.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund