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

Greek
Classical Period
about 380–362 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 233.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.338

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head with hair flying in all directions. facing slightly to the left.
Reverse: Ajax lunging to right, nude except for a crested helmet; shield on his left arm, sword in upraised right hand.
Ground line; triskeles at lower right. At left, star with seven rays.
Name-inscription starts at lower left.
Square incuse, with irregular inner line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; March 12, 1959, purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis
for $ 2,200.00.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour