Stater of Chersonesos with head of Artemis

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
370–300 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.03 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.425

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head (identified as that) of Artemis Britomartis to right, wearing necklace, quadruple-pendant earring and laurel wreath.
Line border.
At right, traces of overstruck Greek lettering (?). (Note that a possible inscription has been entered in this record but it is really not visible)
Reverse: Herakles strides to left, striking (at the Stymphalian birds ) with club held behind his head in his raised right hand. In lowered left hand, bow and lion’s skin.
From upper left downwards: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen, A.G., April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour