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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. Inscriptions in Greek before neck and behind head and in front of face, in small letters. Reverse: Warrior (Apteras, called Ptolioecus) standing facing, head to left, wearing crested...

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Provenance

By 1957: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; November 14, 1957: purchased by MFA for £ 650- from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 280 B.C.

Mint

Aptera, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 108.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.56 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

57.690

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins