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Stater of Amastris with head of Mithras

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Obverse: Like 01.5518, except that the star is below the wreath, instead of above it. Reverse: Like 01.5518, except that the goddess holds the sceptre in her left hand, there is no monogram under the seat, and the symbol is a bud (?). [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

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.

Mint

Amastris, Paphlagonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1361.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 9.53 gm.

Accession Number

01.5519

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins