Stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 278 B.C.


Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Syracuse (Sicily)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2329.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.

Accession Number

48.248

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with griffin;
at left, owl flying.
Below: A
Reverse: Nike flying left, holds oak wreath in right hand; on left arm a trophy;
to left: bucranium.
Inscription at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Baron Pennisi di Floristella Collection, Acireale, Sicily; by 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; March 11, 1948: purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch for $ 2,300.00

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)