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Stater of Lete (?) with Silenos and nymph

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Obverse: Silenos wooing nymph; nude, bearded, long dotted hair, horse's hooves, standing right; with right hand holding right arm of nymph fleeing right, head left; latter with long dotted hair; armlet on upper right arm; chiton with fold falling from waist over raised left leg; left arm bent...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Ivanoff Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 45, 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. 597); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Lete (?), Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0599.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.693

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins