Stater of Volci (?) with winged Gorgon

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 475–450 B.C.


Mint: Etruria, Volci (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

2000.634

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Winged Gorgon running to left, head with wide open mouth facing, wearing a thin, pleated chiton and holding a snake in both outsretched hands.
Reverse: Archaic wheel with long cross-bar and four struts.
Inscription in two groups of two letters between struts of wheel above and below the cross-bar.

Provenance

By date unkown with Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Niederdorfstrasse 43, CH-8025 Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA at Numismatica Ars Classica auction 18, March 29, 2000, lot 1; approved by MFA Committee on the Collections, May 24, 2000

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour