Stater of Lete (?) with centaur abducting nymph
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Lete (?)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0597.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 9.29 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 ?).
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund