Stater of Aspendos with two wrestlers
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 380–325 B.C.
Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2096.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.61 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Two nude youths confronting, engaged in wrestling; one on right grasping opponent’s shoulder with right hand and holding opponent’s belt with left, while thrusting left leg upwards between opponent’s legs; one on left holding opponent;s belt with right hand and with left, seizing opponent’s left leg below knee.
Ground line; border of dots.
Reverse: Young slinger standing to right, upper body facing, left leg forward; raised arms holding sling ready to shoot; in short, sleeveless chiton, skirt of which is flying in wind.
At right, triskeles of human legs.
At left, inscription in Greek.
Dotted square border; square incuse.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund