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Stater of Lycia with head of Aphrodite, struck under Sppndaza

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Obverse: Female head (Aphrodite) to left, fillets in hair; she wears earring and a necklace. Reverse: Tetraskeles in dotted or pearl-bordered incuse square. Inscription in Lycian around, but within incuse. (see media screen for Lycian inscription)

Provenance

By 1961: Hans von Aulock Collection; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock for $ 1350.00 (this is the total price of 61.365-61.368).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Mint

Antiphellos (?), Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 212.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 9.94 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

61.366

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins