Stater of Kingdom of Bosporus with head of Asander

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 44–43 B.C.


Mint: Bosporus (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 137.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.528

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Asander to right, diadem tied with large cloth fillet.
Reverse: Nike running to left, on a prow; she carries wreath in right hand and palm in left. Inscription in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1960: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,550.00 (this is the total price for 60.526-60.529)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour