Stater of Salamis with bust of Aphrodite, struck under Nikokreon

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 331–311/310 B.C.


Mint: Cyprus, Salamis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2340.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.32 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

49.1905

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Aphrodite to left, wearing crown with semicircular plates, necklace and earring; long hair falling over shoulders.
In field right, BA downwards.
Reverse: Bust of Aphrodite to left, wearing turreted crown, necklace and earring with pendants; long hair falling over shoulders.
In field right, NI downwards.

Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 857); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour