Stater of Lete (?) with Silenos and nymph

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Lete (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0598.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 9.58 gm.

Accession Number

04.694

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos standing right confronting nymph; nude; bearded; long dotted hair; horse’s tail, ear and hooves; right hand holding tail near root; left hand holding phallus. Nymph with long, dotted hair, and chiton from waist only; right hand raised, left lifting chiton.
Three globules, one above, one in center, one right.
Reverse: Square incuse with diagonal crosslines.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Subhi Pacha Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 55 according to Regling and Brett); 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. 596); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund