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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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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.


Aptera, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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