Didrachm of Karthaia with head of Aristaios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300 B.C. or later


Mint: Keos (Aegean Islands), Karthaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1288.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.64 gm.

Accession Number

04.915

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Aristaios, laureate to right, hair in roll.
Reverse: Forepart of dog crouching to right, rays spring from his head (dog star?).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund