Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Theupheides
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Cyrenaica, Kyrene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1323.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Male charioteer, reins in both hands and goad in right hand, head facing, driving quadriga to right on line. An eight rayed star splits the inscription in Greek above the quadriga.
Reverse: Zeus Lykaios 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, head to right, on a scroll.
Plain border inside beaded border.
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. 1348); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund