Newspaper publisher Adonis Kyrou has donated 73 coins and a marble head, most likely the work of 4th century BC sculptor Scopas, to the Greek state, it was announced on Wednesday.
The coins are destined for the Numismatic Museum in Athens and the archaeological museums in Ioannina, Aegina, Agios Kirikos and Thassos.
The marble head will go to the Museum of Thassos, considering that based on information available to the collector, it came from the pediment of the Temple of Hercules on the north Aegean island.
Adonis Kyrou, an amateur archaeologist and the publisher of the respected Athens daily "Estia", was recently recognised as a collector by the Central Archaeological Council. A licensed private collector since 1971, he has made numerous donations to local museums.