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. 1320.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Nike driving quadriga, seen from in front.
Inscription in Greek in the exergue and at right.
Reverse: Zeus Ammon seated to left, left arm over back of throne, right hand raised on sceptre. About his knees is a himation, and the left foot is drawn back on a footstool.
Inscription in Greek at left.
At right an eagle standing to right on a scroll.
Plain border.


By date unknown: Bompois Collection; Paris 1882: auction of Bompois Collection, no. 2080 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1350); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund