Stater of Priansos with seated female (Persephone?)

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 431–300 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Priansos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 129.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.29 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

57.730

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Female figure (Persephone?) , draped, seated, facing on high-backed throne, turned to left. She caresses a serpent with her right hand; at the right, a date-palm.
Border of dots. Overstruck (?).
Reverse: Poseidon standing to left, half-draped. Dolphin on right hand, a trident in the crook of left arm.
Inscription on right and left
Border of dots.

Provenance

By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for
$ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour