Stater of Lycia with butting boar

Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.

Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 209.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.79 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Boar butting to left, on small, dotted ground line.
Reverse: Triskeles in rectangular, pearl-bordered incuse.


By date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Collection R. Jameson, vol. 1, Monnaies Grecques, p. 377, no. 1576: from the G. Duruflé collection); by 1960: with Bank Leu & Co. AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 7, 1960, lot 227); purchased for MFA at the Hess-Leu auction by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5-7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for Swiss fr. 8,221 (this is the total price for 60.518-60.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour