Stater of Lampsakos with head of maenad

Greek
Classical Period
387–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1592.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.42 gm.

Accession Number

04.949

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of maenad to left crowned with vine leaves and grapes; she wears earring (and necklace?) and her hair is in a sphendone.
Reverse: Forepart of horse with curled wings, one above, one below, jumping to right.

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. 1015); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund