Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Theupheides

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


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1323.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1211

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. An eight rayed star splits the inscription in Greek above the quadriga.
Plain border.
Reverse: Zeus Lykaios seated to left, left arm over back of throne, right hand raised on sceptre. About his knees is a himation, and the left foot is drawn back on a footstool.
Inscription in Greek at left; at right an eagle, head to right, on a scroll.
Plain border inside 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. 1348); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund