Stater of Amanthos with lion and eagle

Greek
Classical Period
about 380 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Amanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 252.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 6.64 gm. Die Axis: 12 Weight: 20.5 mm. weight: 6.64 gm. die axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1192

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion lying to right above a dotted line; above, eagle flying to right.
Inscription (?) in exergue, off flan.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Forepart of lion to right, jaws open and tongue protruding.
Inscription in Cypriot script in right field.

Struck under King Entimos (?), about 380 B.C.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art, Bulletin XVI, no. 54, as Zotimos); December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 250.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour