Stater of Aitolian League with male head

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 250–225 B.C.


Mint: Aitolia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0949.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.55 gm.

Accession Number

97.405

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Male head in profile to right, wearing oak-wreath intertwined with fillet.
Inscription in Greek below.
Whole surounded with dots.
Reverse: Nude young warrior, standing profile to left, leaning upon his spear with his right hand and resting his right foot upon a rock. His petasos hangs at his neck, sword under left shoulder, and left arm, with chlamys wound about it, rests on the right knee.
Greek inscriptions in the field at left and right..

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund