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Stater of Lete (?) with centaur abducting nymph

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Obverse: Centaur abducting a nymph in a kneeling-runing pose to right with the nymph in his arms. She wears a long girdled chiton with short sleeves, her right arm raised. The exergue line, centaur's tail, hair of both figures, and border are all dotted. No inscription. Reverse: Incuse...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–490 B.C.

Mint

Lete (?), Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0597.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 9.29 gm.

Accession Number

00.127

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins