Tetrobol of Histiaia with head of maenad

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 340 B.C. or later


Mint: Euboia, Histiaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1033.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.63 gm.

Accession Number

00.246

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a maenad with wreath of vine leaves and grapes, pointed earring, dotted necklace and net at the back of her head.
Reverse: Nymph Histiaia seated to right on the stern of a galley, holding a naval standard with her left hand, her right hand resting on the stern. She wears a sleeveless chiton, with a himation over her crossed legs.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund