Thasos 500-463 BC

Silver stater, 20 mm, 9.19 gm.
Obv: Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square.

Ca. 480 - 463 BC.

The island of Thasos drew great wealth in antiquity from gold mines. The Satyr and Nymph represent an expression of erotic fantasy in a form considered to be inappropriate for mortal Greeks. This coin type represents a transitional period between simple archaic imagery and later classical style.

Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; HGC 6, 331.
Inv#: 7782
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