Didrachm of Salamis with bust of Aphrodite-Astarte, struck under Pny[tagoras]

Greek
Late Classical Period
351–332 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Salamis

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.97 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1975.294

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Draped bust of Aphrodite-Astarte to left, wearing necklace, triple-drop earring, and myrtle wreath.
At right: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Draped bust of Artemis left, wearing necklace and single-drop earring, quiver and bow on right shoulder.
Behind [BA].

Provenance

By 1975: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., 16661 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 518, Encino, California (auction, March 20-21, 1975, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, lot 202); 1975: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., April 9, 1975

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour