Stater of Lycia with head of Aphrodite, struck under Täththiväibi (Tethviebi)

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–460 B.C.


Mint: Lycia, Antiphellos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2085.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 9.90 gm.

Accession Number

01.5626

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left. Her hair is represented by three rows of dots across forehead, and parallel, slightly wavy lines elsewhere. It is caught up behind, and bound by a double band which crosses the head three times. She wears an earring consisting of a spiral hoop suspended from a disk, and a bead necklace.
Reverse: Within a dotted square in an incuse square a tetraskeles with a central circle. Inscription around.

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)7)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund