Stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos
about 278 B.C.
Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Syracuse (Sicily)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2329.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with griffin;
at left, owl flying.
Reverse: Nike flying left, holds oak wreath in right hand; on left arm a trophy;
to left: bucranium.
Inscription at left and right.
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
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)