Stater of Terina with head of Terina

Greek
Classical Period
420–400 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Terina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0216.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.82 gm.

Accession Number

04.418

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Terina right in ampyx and narrow sphendone; hair not gathered in knot; few curls escaping around head.
At left, upwards: inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike seated left on square cippus with base; wings folded back; upper body nude, in sleeveless, girdled chiton with overfall, himation over legs; right leg drawn back, foot resting on toes; on extended right hand, dove alighting to right; lowered left hand on cippus;
Inscription in Greek at right (artist’s signature).
Plain border; round 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. 180; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund