Trihemiobol of Thasos with kneeling Silenos

Greek
Classical Period
about 410/409–350 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0865.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 0.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.640

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude satyr, bearded, with pointed ears, horse’s tail, kneeling to left on left knee, holding kantharos in raised right hand and pressing left hand to sides. At left barley corn.
Reverse: Volute krater in square incuse.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

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. 506); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund