Drachm of Plarasa and Aphrodisias with bust of Aphrodite

Greek
Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria, Plarasa and Aphrodisias

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1990.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.46 gm.

Accession Number

01.5595

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a circle of dots bust of Aphrodite, veiled, and wearing stephané, and earring.
Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt to left.
Inscriptions in Greek in field and around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund