Stater of Phistelia with head of nymph
Mint: Campania, Phistelia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0042.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of nymph facing three-quarters right; wearing ampyx; hair in heavy mass of wavy locks falling in orderly fashion at sides of face; dotted necklace.
Reverse: Bearded man-headed river bull walking to left.
Oscan legend, (Fistluis) in retrograde above.
By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 4 [purchased by Ready according to handwritten note in catalogue]); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund