Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Iason

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


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1320.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1213

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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