Triple-siglos of Kos with discus-thrower (diskobolos)

Greek
Classical Period
about 480–470 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2015.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 16.46 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

04.1082

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Inscription

"Kos"

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund