Stater of Salamis with bust of Aphrodite, struck under Nikokreon
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 331–311/310 B.C.
Mint: Cyprus, Salamis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2340.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.32 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour