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Stater of Lampsakos with head of Hekate

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Obverse: Head of Hekate, laureate to left with pearl necklace and earring; behind the head is a flaming torch. The hair is drawn up behind and gathered in a small high knot. Reverse: Forepart of horse with curled wings, one above, one below, jumping to right.

Provenance

From a hoard found in the Troad, 1889? (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1012); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–330 B.C.

Mint

Lampsakos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1598.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 8.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.951

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins