Stater of Itanos with head of Athena

Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.

Mint: Crete, Itanos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 119.


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 11.04 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Athena to left, in an Attic helmet ornamented with palmette and volutes.
Reverse: Eagle standing to left, looking right; in field at right, Triton holding trident, all in incuse square. (Small die break on eagle’s beak.)
Inscription at left, upwards.


By 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 227); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 14, 1959: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.for $ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour