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. 0603.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.700

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos, with horse’s ear, wooing nymph; nude, bearded, long dotted hair, horse’s hooves, standing right; holding nymph by right arm, left hand caressingly towards nymph’s chin; nymph with round earring, and short-sleeved chiton falling in fold from neck over left hip, rest in folds downwards; right and left hands open.
Globule above and at left(?)
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces raised.

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

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund