Stater of Amphiktionic League with head of Demeter

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 336–334 B.C.


Mint: Phokis, Delphoi (Amphiktionic League)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0977.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.28 gm.

Accession Number

00.226

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter to left, veiled and wreathed with wheat.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left, upon an omphalos which is bound with fillets. He is laureate, and wears a long, high-girded chiton over a garment which has long, close fitting sleeves, and over the chiton and himation. His right elbow rests on a large, nine-stringed lyre, and his hand supports his chin. In his left hand he holds a long branch of laurel.
In the field, left, a tripod.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund