Stater of Lampsakos with head of Zeus

Greek
Classical Period
about 350 B.C.


Mint: Mysia, Lampsakos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1595.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.38 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

01.5540

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to left.
Behind it a thunderbolt.
Reverse: An incuse square, forepart of winged horse flying to right.
Wing curled, a small wing also at the end of the body.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund