Stater of Lycia with male head, struck under Päriklä (Perikles)

Greek
Classical Period
about 380–362 B.C.


Mint: Lycia, Antiphellos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 234.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.12

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head facing slightly to left, wreath in hair, cloak knotted or held with a brooch at the neck; dolphin at right.
Border of dots.
Rev: Naked warrior (Ajax) striding to right, wearing crested helmet and carrying shield on left arm, sword in raised right hand. At left, triskeles; ground line. Name-inscription at left; traces of city-inscription at right. Incuse square with irregular inner line.

Ruler: Päriklä

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (from the Athens art market); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., January 9, 1958, for $ 2950.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour