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Stater of Chersonesos with head of Artemis

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Obverse: Head (identified as that) of Artemis Britomartis to right, wearing necklace, quadruple-pendant earring and laurel wreath. Line border. At right, traces of overstruck Greek lettering (?). Reverse: Herakles strides to left, striking (at the Stymphalian birds ?) with club held behind...

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Provenance

By 1963: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Munzen und Medaillen, A.G., April 10, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 370–300 B.C.

Mint

Chersonesos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 111.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 11.03 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.425

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins