Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Polianthes

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


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1325.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.1209

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Nike, reins in both hands and goad in right hand, head facing, driving quadriga to right on line.
Inscription in Greek above.
Reverse: Zeus Ammon laureate? standing nearly full front, head to left, with left hand raised on sceptre and phiale in extended right hand; he wears a loosely draped himation.
Inscription in Greek at right; at left thymiaterion.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not Greenwell according to Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund