Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Polianthes

Greek
Early Hellenistic period
about 322-313 B.C.


Mint: Kyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1324.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.1210

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 at left and above; eight rayed star above at right.
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. At right inscription in Greek; at left thymiaterion.
Beaded border.

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. 1347); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund