Stater of Amastris with head of Mithras

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–279 B.C.


Mint: Paphlagonia, Amastris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1361.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.53 gm.

Accession Number

01.5519

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Mithras to right, wearing a Phrygian cap, laureate and decorated with a star below the wreath
Border of dots.
Reverse: Female figure, Anaitis or Aphrodite, seated to left on a high-backed throne. She wears a crown (kalathos), chiton and himation, and in her right hand holds a Nike who is crowning her with a wreath. In her left hand is a long scepter, the top visible behind the throne. In field, left, a rose..
Inscription in Greek at right

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