Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Iason

Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
375–308 B.C.

Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1322.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.53 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Male charioteer, reins in both hands and goad in right hand, head facing, driving quadriga to right on line.
Star above.
Plain border.
Reverse: Zeus Lykaios seated to left, left arm over back of throne, right hand raised on sceptre. About his knee is a himation, and the left foot is drawn back on a footstool.
Inscription in Greek at right; at left an eagle flying with serpent in its beak.


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1349); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund