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Stater of Kydonia with female head

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Obverse: Female head to right (the nymph Dictynna?) wearing elaborate earring and double necklace, hair rolled with vine leaves. On left edge, countermark, an inverted caduceus. Inscription in Greek at left. Reverse: Naked male figure (Kydon?) standing to left on ground line, stringing 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 Period, about 400–360 B.C.


Kydonia, Crete

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 113.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 11.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins