Stater of Nagidos with seated Aphrodite

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 356–350 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Nagidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 245.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 9.88 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

58.350

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Aphrodite, wearing polos, necklace, and bracelets, chiton and peplos, seated to left on throne. In right hand, a phiale; in the field at left, Eros flying to right with wreath; flower by feet (?), mouse under throne.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bearded, half-draped Dionysos standing to left; in right hand, a vine-branch with bunch of grapes; in left, a thyrsos vertically.
Above, at left, interlocking ovals with a bar in the middle.
Inscriptions under the grapes and at right downwards.
Border of dots.

Provenance

From the Mersin hoard; by date unknown: Philipp Lederer Collection (Die Staterprägung der Stadt Nagidos, pp. 66f., no. 54, Berlin, 1932); by date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, 20 Magaw Place, New York 33, N.Y.; April 10, 1958: purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger for $ 220.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour