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

Greek
Classical Period
425–420 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Terina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0211.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.86 gm.

Accession Number

04.417

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Terina right in ampyx on which palmettes; hair rolled; dotted necklace.
Olive-wreath border tied below.
Inscription in Greek to left (artist’s signature).
Reverse: Nike seated left on square cippus with base; right arm around hydria resting on right leg, into which water pours from lion’s-head spout of fountain; background of squared blocks representing wall of fountain or reservoir; left, swan swimming left in basin; nymph’s hair in knot on top of head; in sleeveless chiton, himation over legs; wings raised, right one behind head; in drawn-back lowered left, caduceus upwards; right leg drawn back resting on base.
Inscriptions in Greek on left and on cippus.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund