Stater of Pherai with head of Hekate, struck under Alexander

Greek
Late Classical Period
369–357 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pherai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0927.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 11.91 gm.

Accession Number

97.391

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hekate or Artemis, almost full front to right, wearing necklace and earring, hair loose.
At left, a torch.
Reverse: Warrior, holding spear, on horse galloping to right.
Under the horse a double axe, and double axe on his flank.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, no. 312.
by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund