Stater of Thespiai with Boiotian shield

Greek
Classical Period
about 387–374 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia, Thespiai

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 094.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

62.661

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boiotian shield
Reverse: Female head to right wearing earring, hair slightly disheveled and set with jewels. In the field at the right, a large crescent; a small one under the curve of the neck, on which is a necklace and pendant.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19,1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 280.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour