Stater of Thebes with Boiotian shield

Greek
Classical Period
446–426 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia (Federal Coinage), Thebes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1000.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.821

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boiotian shield with inner rim.
Reverse: In incuse square infant Herakles, kneeling to left, a serpent in each raised hand.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Photiades Collection (Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, no. 433, according to Brett catalogue entry); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 783); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund