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Stater of Kyrene with quadriga, struck under Polianthes

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Obverse: Nike, reins in both hands and goad in right hand, head facing, driving quadriga to right on line. Above, [inscription]. Eight rayed star above at right. Reverse: Zeus Ammon laureate (?) standing nearly full front, head to left, with left hand raised on sceptre and phiale in extended...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1347); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic period, about 322-313 B.C.

Mint

Kyrene, Kyrenaica

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1324.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.1210

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins