Stater of Lycia with head of Athena, struck under Khäriga

Greek
Classical Period
410 B.C.


Mint: Lycia, Xanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2088.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 8.25 gm.

Accession Number

01.5628

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, helmeted to right, within an olive wreath.
Reverse: In an incuse square Athena seated on a rock to right, wearing a crested Attic helmet, sleeveless chiton and himation. Her left hand rests on her shield, and on it is perched an owl. Her right hand rests on her spear, which passes under her elbow. In front of her face a caduceus.
Inscription at left, above, and at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund