Stater of Soloi with kneeling Amazonian archer

Greek
Classical Period
about 425–400 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Soloi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2124.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1144

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Amazon kneeling left on left knee, 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. Quiver is full of arrows, and also contains a hook.
Dotted ground line.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes on stem, downwards, with long tendrils downwards from stem; at left, a laurel twig with four leaves and berry upwards.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and above. At right Egyptian ankh.
Border of dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund