Stater of Phaselis with head of Apollo, struck under Sokratides

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 276–168 B.C.


Mint: Lycia, Phaselis

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 238.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.40

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, laureate and with long tresses to base of neck.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Athena with thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis on left arm, stands to right on the forepart of a galley facing to right.
Inscription in upper left and below.

Provenance

Said to be from a small hoard; by 1959: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 2,200.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour