Stater of Lappa with head of Artemis

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Lappa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1282.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.92 gm.

Accession Number

01.5512

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis to right, wearing pendant earring and bead necklace.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Apollo seated to right, his shoulders full-front. He wears a himation, which covers only the lower half of his figure, and his hair is worn in a coil behind. His right hand rests on a large sphere - the sun? - which stands on the ground at his side, and in his left, resting on his left thigh, he holds a five-stringed, tortoise-shell lyre.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund