User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stater of Lycia with male head, struck under Päriklä (Perikles)

Start collecting

Obverse: Bearded head facing slightly to left, wreath in hair, cloak knotted or held with a brooch at the neck; dolphin at right. Border of dots. Rev: Naked warrior (Ajax) striding to right, wearing crested helmet and carrying shield on left arm, sword in raised right hand. At left,...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1 (from the Athens art market); purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., January 9, 1958, for $ 2950.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 380–362 B.C.

Mint

Antiphellos, Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 234.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.63 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.12

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins