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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Italy| > SL85594
Thourioi, Lucania, Italy, c. 410 - 350 B.C.
Nearly 70 years after Sybaris was destroyed by the Crotoniats, a new colony was founded on the site on the Gulf of Taranto. Soon after, on the advice of an oracle, the settlers moved a short distance away near a fountain named Thuria, after which the new city was named.
SL85594. Silver nomos, HN Italy 1791c, SNG ANS 1041, SNG Cop 1442, SNG ANS 1028, SNG MŁnchen 1196, BMC Italy -, NGC VF, strike 5/5, surface 4/5 (3987747-003), Thourioi (near Sibari, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy) mint, weight 7.67g, maximum diameter 22mm, die axis 180o, c. 410 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing necklace and crested Athenian helmet decorated with Skylla holding trident in right hand, rudder over shoulder in left hand; reverse ΘOYPIΩN, bull butting right, lashing tail, head lowered, HP monogram above, tunny fish right below; NGC certified (slabbed); ex Heritage auction 231729, lot 63004; SOLD

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