Stater of Kydonia with female head
about 400–360 B.C.
Mint: Crete, Kydonia
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 113.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Female head to right (the nymph Dictynna?) wearing elaborate earring and double necklace, hair rolled with vine leaves.
On left edge, countermark, an inverted caduceus.
Inscription at left.
Reverse: Naked male figure (Kydon?) standing to left on ground line, stringing a bow. Between legs: Greek letter gamma.
Inscription at right, downwards.
Border of dots.
By 1955: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 10, 1955 for $ 1,900.00 (the total price for MFA 55.95-55.97)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour