Stater of Soloi with kneeling Amazonian archer
about 425–400 B.C.
Mint: Cilicia, Soloi
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2124.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Amazon kneeling left on left knee, sighting bow held in outstretched left and right hands; pointed cap; long hair hanging down over shoulders; upper body nude, seen partly from back; in short chiton; quiver on left hip. Quiver is full of arrows, and also contains a hook.
Dotted ground line.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes on stem, downwards, with long tendrils downwards from stem; at left, a laurel twig with four leaves and berry upwards.
Inscriptions in Greek at left and above. At right Egyptian ankh.
Border of dots.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904
Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund