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Stater of Soloi with Amazonian archer

Greek
about 420 B.C.


Mint, Soloi, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 246.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.65 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

57.736

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Archer (Amazon) kneeling to left, on left knee; she wears pointed cap, quiver (?), and bow case, and looks along the string of the bow. At right, Silen mask.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes on stem; in field at lower right, a fly.
Inscription. All in dotted, slightly-incuse square.

Provenance

Said to be from the Celenderis Hoard; by 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for $ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour