Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Polianthes

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
322–313 B.C.


Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.67 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1981.500

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga right, charioteer in chiton with reins and goad, head almost facing front.
Above at right, half of sun with five rays.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Zeus Ammon standing, head left, phiale in right hand above incense burner, scepter in left hand.
Inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift to MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, December 9, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule