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1/6 stater of Phokaia with head of maenad

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Obverse: Head of a maenad to left, wearing earring, snakes (?) or vine stems in her hair, which is held by a sphendone. Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail incuse.


By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen A.G. auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 488); purchased at the Münzen und Medaiien auction on behalf of MFA by Leu & Company, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Leu & Company, September 17, 1959, for $ 5,457.85 (this is the total price for 59.483-59.489)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 380 B.C.


Phokaia, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 176.


Diameter: 6 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins