Stater of Aspendos with two wrestlers

Greek
Classical Period
394–380 B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Aspendos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2101.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1127

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 below.
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.
Inscription in Greek at left; in field at right, forepart of bridled horse prancing to right above spearhead.
Beaded square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund