Stater of Lete (?) with Silenos and nymph

Late Archaic Period
510–490 B.C.

Mint: Thrace and Macedonia, Lete (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.10 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


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