Stater of Caria with running winged male figure

Greek
Early Classical Period
470 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2338.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.66 gm.

Accession Number

49.1903

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nude winged figure running right, head left, wing attached to each foot.
Monogram above.
Reverse: Lion left, head turned back, mouth open; right foreleg raised
Monogram and inscription in Carian script above.
Border of dots below.
All in incuse square.

Provenance

Said to be from a Carian find; by 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 853); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour