Stater of Sybrita with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.


Mint: Crete, Sybrita

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 130.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.05 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.716

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of the youthful Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath.
In field at left, a bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Hermes standing to left, petasos on back of head, chlamys over left shoulder, right hand extended holding long caduceus.
Inscription at right, upwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, November 12, 1959, for $ 1,100.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour