Stater of Selge with two wrestlers

Greek
Classical Period
394–350 B.C.


Mint: Pisidia, Selge

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2107.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.77 gm.

Accession Number

04.1132

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two nude wrestlers, the left one grasping with both hands his opponent’s left arm.
Border of dots.
Reverse: In incuse square, a youth stepping forward with sling in both raised hands; he wears short girded chiton.
At right a small eagle to right wings closed (?) over astragalos; in right field, sword, horizontally to right.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Beaded square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Sotheby Sale of Ivanoff Collection, no. 457 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1244); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund