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Stater of Lete (?) with Silenos and nymph

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Obverse: Silenos, with horse's ear, wooing nymph; nude, bearded, long dotted hair, horse's hooves, standing right; holding nymph by right arm, left hand caressingly towards nymph's chin; nymph with round earring, and short-sleeved chiton falling in fold from neck over left hip, rest in folds...

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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. 600); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Lete (?), Thrace and Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0603.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 9.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.700

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins