Stater of Aspendos with two wrestlers

Greek
Classical Period
394–380 B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2100.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1126

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two nude youths facing each other on plain line, the left one grasping with both hands the left arm of his companion, the right one trying with right hand. to free left arm.
Inscription in Greek in the center.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square, a youth stepping forward to right and raising both hands with a sling; he wears a short girded chiton.
At right small nude Eros full front. At left triskeles with human legs.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Beaded square border.

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. 1238); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund