1/10 stater of Kyrene with head of Zeus Ammon, struck under Polianthes

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1335.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.1219

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus Ammon to left, bearded, laureate and with a ram’s horn.
Inscription in Greek upwards in field at right.
Plain border.
Reverse: Head of Libya to right with earrings and necklace; hair in stiff curls.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Beaded border.

Provenance

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. 1356); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund