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. 0601.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 9.80 gm.

Accession Number

09.274

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 pine branch; latter with long dotted hair; armlet on upper right arm; chiton with fold falling over raised left leg, rest in lines diagonally left; left arm bent downwards; chiton between legs in fine wavy lines; three globules, one in center, one to right, and one below right; other dots on right are part of the nymph’s long hair.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse divided diagonally; surfaces irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund