Stater of Caria with running Nike

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2108.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 11.52 gm.

Accession Number

04.1138

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.
At left and right: initials of ethnic (?)

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