Stater of Phistelia with head of nymph

Greek
Classical Period
380–350 B.C.


Mint: Campania, Phistelia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0042.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm.

Accession Number

95.95

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund