Stater of Terina with head of Terina, signed by P[...]

Greek
Classical Period
about 425 –420 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Terina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0214.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.64 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

08.352

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Terina to right; sphendone with meander pattern at back of head; hair above ear rolled over band, gathered in knot at top of head.
Greek letter at left (artist’s signature).
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Nike seated left on square cippus with base; wings outspread; in short-sleeved, girdled chiton, himation over legs; right arm resting on right knee, holding olive spray downwards, lowered left hand on cippus; left leg drawn back, foot facing.
Greek letter on cippus (artist’s signature).

Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, no. 174 (according to Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 178); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund