1/2 stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Artemis, struck under Pyrrhos

Hellenistic Period
about 278–276 B.C.

Mint: Epiros (Kingdom), Syracuse (Sicily)


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.26 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Artemis to right, wearing earring and necklace.
Quiver behind her shoulder.
In field at left, torch.
Reverse: Nike flying left, carrying a trophy in her left hand and a wreath in her right.
In field at left, thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1988: with Münzhandlung Lanz, Maximiliansplatz 10, Munich, Germany, auction 46, lot 116; by 1996: with Leu Numismatik AG, In Gassen 20, Zurich, auction 65, May 21, 1996, lot 109; by 2000: with Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, London and M & M Numismatics Ltd, Washington, DC (The New York Sale, Auction III, New York Marriott World Trade Center, December 7, 2000, lot 107); purchased on behalf of MFA at The New York Sale, Auction III by Antiqua Inc., 20969 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 11, Woodland Hills, California 91364; purchased by MFA from Antiqua Inc., January 24, 2001

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour