Stater of Amphictionic League with head of Demeter
Late Classical Period
about 336–334 B.C.
Mint: Phokis, Delphoi (Amphictionic League)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0978.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.28 gm. Die Axis: 5
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Demeter to left, veiled and wreathed with wheat.
Reverse: Apollo seated to left, upon an omphalos which is bound with fillets. He is laureate, and wears a long, high-girded chiton over a garment which has long, close fitting sleeves, and over the chiton and himation. His right elbow rests on a large, nine-stringed lyre, and his hand supports his chin. In his left hand he holds a long branch of laurel.
In the field, left, a tripod.
Inscription in Greek around.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to entry 978 in the Brett catalogue, probably from the Myonia Hoard of 1899); 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund