Stater of Euboian League with bull

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 375–357 B.C.


Mint: Euboia, Eretria (Euboian League)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 095.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.07 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

59.480

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bull lying to left, head to right, licking his left flank.
Reverse: Head of the nymph Euboia to right, wearing earring.
To right, traces of inscription in Greek. All in incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection; by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction of the Pozzi Collection, Les Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1920, lot 1495); by 1929: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (Ars Classica auction 14 of the collections of E. G. Spencer Churchill and two others, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, July 2, 1929, lot 250); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 1777); by 1959: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 9, May 27-28, 1959, lot 1614); purchased for MFA at the Glendining auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2, England; September 17, 1959: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 417/10/0 (this is the total price for 59.480-59.482)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour