Tetradrachm of Perga with head of Artemis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Mint: Pamphylia, Perge

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 241.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 16.75 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1044

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Artemis to right, bow and quiver at shoulder.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Artemis standing to left, wreath in raised right hand, spear in raised left, deer at her right side. At the right, a herm.
Inscription in left and right fields, downwards.

Provenance

By 1896: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (acquired from Benlian Bros, 1896); 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 2, no. 7335); by date unknown: Clarence S. Bement Collection; by 1924: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (Naville auction 8 [Clarence S. Bement Collection], Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 23-24, 1924, lot 1597); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 3021); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2488); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour