Stater of Knossos with head of Hera

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 300–270 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Knossos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1279.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.06 gm.

Accession Number

08.339

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hera wearing a high stephanos and facing to left.
Reverse: Rectangular labyrinth.
Spear point upwards at left and thunderbolt at right.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and right and below.

Provenance

Sotheby Sale, Late Collector, 1900, pl. 6, no. 296 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1, 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund