Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Iason

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1322.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1212

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Male charioteer, reins in both hands and goad in right hand, head facing, driving quadriga to right on line.
Star above.
Plain border.
Reverse: Zeus Lykaios seated to left, left arm over back of throne, right hand raised on sceptre. About his knee is a himation, and the left foot is drawn back on a footstool.
Inscription in Greek at right; at left an eagle flying with serpent in its beak.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1349); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund