Stater of Thespiai with Boiotian shield

Classical Period
about 387–374 B.C.

Mint: Boiotia, Thespiai

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 093.


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 12.13 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Boiotian shield
Reverse: Female head to right wearing earring, hair slightly disheveled and set with jewels. In the field at the right, a large crescent; a small one under the curve of the neck, on which is a necklace and pendant.
Inscription at left.


By date unknown: Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber Collection; by 1908: with Jacob Hirsch, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany (Hirsch auction 21, E. F. Weber Collection, November 16ff., 1908, lot 1584); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques Antiques, vol. 1, 1913, no. 1166); by date unknown: with Leu & Co.'s Bank, 32 rue de la Gare, Zurich, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank for $ 300.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour