Triple-siglos of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)
about 480–470 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2015.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Nude youth standing full front, head to left, body bent to left and discus raised in right hand for throwing.
At left a tripod; inscription in Greek at right.
Reverse: Incuse square divided by diagonals and filled with short parallel lines except for crab in center.
By date unknown: Ferdinand Bompois Collection (auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16ff., 1882, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Rue Drouot 5, Paris, lot 1575 (du cabinet Wigan) (unillustrated); 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. 1186); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund