Stater of Caria with running Nike

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2110.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 11.42 gm.

Accession Number

01.5638

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nike running left, in kneeling pose, head to right; rounded wings outspread; in outstretched right hand, a caduceus upwards; in outstretched left, a wreath; hair on forehead rolled, at back in chignon with loose locks flying upwards; in long, half-sleeved, girdled chiton.
Reverse: Square incuse in which pyramidal-shaped projection with base on lower line of square. Rib down center of pyramid; bunches of grapes on either side.
Initials of ethnic (?) in Carian above and on pyramid.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund