Oktobol of Lycia (?) with winged female figure

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Mint: Lycia (?), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2323.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.67 gm.

Accession Number

01.5630

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Archaic female figure, with curled wings on shoulders and feet, running to left, looking back, with both hands outspread. She wears a closely fitting chiton, girt at the waist.
Reverse: Within a dotted square in an incuse square, a griffin standing to left, with right forepaw raised.

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