Stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Zeus, struck under Alexander

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 334–332 B.C.


Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Taras (Calabria) (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

62.660

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, crowned with oak, to right.
Greek letter below.
Reverse: Thunderbolt.
At left, eagle to left.
Inscription in Greek in left and right fields, upwards.

Provenance

By 1934: with Ars Classica S.A., 31, Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (Ars Classica auction 17, October 3ff., 1934, lot 445); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 1649); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett collection, part 6, lot 1498); by 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19,1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 540.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour