Stater of Pandosia with head of Hera
about 375–350 B.C.
Mint: Bruttium, Pandosia
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0196.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.78 gm. Die Axis: 3
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Hera Lakinia wearing earrings, necklace, and a lofty stephanos adorned with fore-parts of griffins and palmettes.
Reverse: Pan the hunter, with a hound at his feet, seated to the left on a rock.
At the left is a bearded terminal figure of Hermes to which is affixed a caduceus. A fillet hangs from the caduceus.
In field at left: signature of the artist, the Greek letter phi.
By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection, Edinburgh (according to the 1894 Sotheby catalogue entry: from the Wigan Collection); by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Robert Carfrae Collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 34 [purchased by Ready according to handwritten note in the catalogue]); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund