Stater of Kydonia with female head

Greek
Classical Period
about 400–360 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Kydonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 113.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

55.96

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour