Stater of Lete (?) with Silenos and nymph

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.


Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Lete (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0599.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.693

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos wooing nymph; nude, bearded, long dotted hair, horse’s hooves, standing right; with right hand holding right arm of nymph fleeing right, head left; latter with long dotted hair; armlet on upper right arm; chiton with fold falling from waist over raised left leg; left arm bent downwards; chiton between legs in fine wavy lines.
One or more globules in field.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse; surfaces irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Ivanoff Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 45, 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. 597); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund