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Stater of Lampsakos with head of maenad

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Obverse: Head of a maenad to left, with flowing hair, wearing an ivy wreath, a pendant earring and a necklace. Reverse: In incuse square, forepart of a winged horse flying right. Wing curled, a small wing also at the end of the body. A small symbol in front of the horse's head.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–330 B.C.

Mint

Lampsakos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1590.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5538

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins