Stater of Side with Athena Parthenos

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–300 B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Side

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2104.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 10.60 gm.

Accession Number

01.5635

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a circle of small dots, a statue of Athena Parthenos, standing on a base to left, a Nike on her right hand, the left resting on her shield. Spear rising behind her left arm.
In field at left a pomegranate, the emblem of the town.
Inscription in field at right.
Reverse: Apollo walking to left on a plain line, his chlamys on both shoulders, holding a phiale in his right hand, extended over a flaming altar, and carrying a tall branch of laurel in his left.
Inscription in field at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund