Stater of Thourioi (Thurium) with head of Athena
about 400–350 B.C.
Mint: Lucania, Thourioi (Thurium)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0137.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.80 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Athena right in crested Athenian helmet; hair falling below neckpiece; on helmet, Skylla hurling stone with raised right hand, holding steering oar across left shoulder; one hound behind, one in front.
Inscription in Greek behind neckpiece.
Reverse: Bull butting right, head lowered facing three-quarters left.
Inscription in Greek on broad raised band above ground line.
In exergue, fish right.
Border of dots.
Reverse signed by Molossos.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 16, 1896, lot 175, partial); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 110); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund