Stater of Thebes with Boiotian shield

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 450–440 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia (Boiotian Confederacy), Thebes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0999.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.86 gm.

Accession Number

97.424

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boiotian shield.
Reverse: Herakles, beardless, of semi-archaic style, kneeling to right, stringing his bow. His club at his feet.
Inscription in Greek.
All in incuse square.

Inscription

Inscription in Greek.
R/ ΘΕΒΑΙΟΣ

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, June 22, 1896, lot 947); purchased at the Bunbury auction by Ready; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund