Stater of Chersonesos with head of Artemis Britomartis

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


Mint: Crete, Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 110.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.11 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

58.524

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head (identified as that) of Artemis Britomartis to right, wearing earring, necklace, and laurel wreath.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Apollo, naked, seated to right, on netted omphalos; in right hand, a plectrum and in left, a large lyre. In the field at the right, a thymiaterion.
Inscription around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 5, 1958, for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour