Stater of Lampsakos with head of Hekate

Greek
Classical Period
387–330 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1598.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.951

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Hekate, laureate to left with pearl necklace and earring; behind the head is a flaming torch. The hair is drawn up behind and gathered in a small high knot.
Reverse: Forepart of horse with curled wings, one above, one below, jumping to right.

Provenance

From a hoard found in the Troad, 1889? (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. 1012); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund