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Stater of Amastris with head of Mithras

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Obverse: Head of Mithras (?) to right, wearing a Phrygian cap, laureate and decorated with a star. Border of dots. Reverse: [Greek inscription]. Female figure, Anaitis or Aphrodite, seated to left on a high-backed throne. She wears a crown (kalathos), chiton and himation, and in her right...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–279 B.C.


Amastris, Paphlagonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1362.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.62 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins