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Stater of Aptera with head of Artemis

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to right, wearing complex earring, necklace, and stephane enriched with palmettes. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Warrior (Apteras, called Ptolioecus) standing facing, head left, wearing crested helmet and cuirass. He holds a spear and a shield enriched with a...

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By 1955: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 10, 1955, for $ 1,900.00 (the total price for MFA 55.95-55.97)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.


Aptera, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 109.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 10.88 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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