Stater of Soloi with Amazonian archer

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–475 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Soloi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2123.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 10.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.1143

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Amazon kneeling left on left knee, legs far apart, sighting bow held in outstretched left and right hands; pointed cap; long hair hanging down over shoulders; upper body nude, seen partly from back; in short chiton; quiver on left hip.
Corinthian helmet to left, behind.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes on stem, downwards.
At left, a laurel twig with four leaves and berry upwards.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Dotted square border; square incuse.

Provenance

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. 1260); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund