Stater of Lete (?) with centaur abducting nymph

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Lete (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0597.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 9.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.127

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Centaur abducting a nymph in a kneeling-runing pose to right with the nymph in his arms. She wears a long girdled chiton with short sleeves, her right arm raised.
The exergue line, centaur’s tail, hair of both figures, and border are all dotted.
Reverse: Incuse square, divided into four parts, surface rough and uneven.

Struck at an uncertain Thraco-Macedonian city (Lete ?).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund