Stater of Lampsakos with winged horse

Greek
Classical Period
450 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1585.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 15.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1435

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of horse to left with flying mane and two curled wings.
Below, monogram. Above, monogram?
Around: grape vine border.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square; two of the holes deeper than the other two.

(Note that the Brett catalogue entry mentions only the monogram below the horse but two monograms appear in the Regling catalogue entry.)

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. 1592); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund