Stater of Aspendos with two wrestlers

Greek
Classical Period
394–380 B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2097.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1124

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two nude youths confronting, engaged in wrestling, bodies relaxed; one on right, seen partly in rear view, grasping opponent’s right arm with right hand and holding opponent’s belt with left, while thrusting left leg upwards between opponent’s legs; one on left holding with both hands the left arm of the opponent; ground line below their feet.
Inscription in Greek between wrestlers.
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, open at right hip.
At right, triskeles of human legs.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Dotted square border; square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1236); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund