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Stater of Chersonesos with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus to right, with laurel wreath; at right, thunderbolt. Reverse: Artemis (Bendis? in Phrygian cap) standing to right, bow in left hand, right drawing arrow from quiver. On left and behind bow, inscription in Greek. All in incuse square. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 5, 1958, for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Chersonesos, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 112.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.40 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins