Thasos ca. 480 - 463
Silver stater, 20 mm, 9.19 gm.
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.