Stater of Lycia with boar walking

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–460 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boar standing to right on beaded line, head lowered and left forefoot raised. Beaded line on neck.
Reverse: In incuse square, a tortoise with twelve plates of shell.
Beaded square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby (Montagu Sale), no. 629 (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. 1224); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund