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. 1004.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 11.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.822

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boiotian shield.
Reverse: In incuse square nude infant Herakles kneeling to left, a serpent in each raised hand.
Above, traces of inscription.

Provenance

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. 784); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund