Hemistater of Erythrai (?) with flower

Greek
Archaic Period
about 550–500 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Erythrai (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 166.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 7.07 gm.

Accession Number

54.566

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Flower of eight rounded petals inside, surrounded by six larger, pointed petals.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Suite des Monnaies Grecques, vol. III, 1924, no. 2293: found at Erythrai); by 1954: with Adolph Hess A.G., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 14, 1954, lot 156); purchased by MFA at the auction for $ 653.80 and accessioned May 13, 1954

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour