Stater of Mallos with winged male figure

Greek
Classical Period
400–385 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Mallos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2118.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.59 gm.

Accession Number

04.1139

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Beardless male figure with outspread pointed wings running to right in kneeling-running pose; with both hands holding before body disk bearing 8-pointed star; upper body nude; in long chiton; hair in knotted strands; spiral-shaped lock on crown.
Dotted ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Swan standing left, wings closed.
At left, dolphin downwards.
Inscription in Greek above swan. At right, Egyptian ankh.
Dotted ground line.

Provenance

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. 1256); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund