Stater of Chersonesos with head of Zeus

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


Mint: Crete, Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 112.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.525

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus to right, with laurel wreath.
At right, thunderbolt.
Reverse: Artemis (Bendis? in Phrygian cap) standing to right, bow in left hand, right drawing arrow from quiver.
On left and behind bow, inscription.
All in incuse square.

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