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Stater of Phaselis with head of Apollo, struck under Sokratides

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Obverse: Head of Apollo to right, laureate and with long tresses to base of neck; border of dots. Reverse: Athena with thunderbolt in raised right hand, aegis on left arm, stands to right on the forepart of a galley facing to right. Inscription in Greek in upper left and below. (see media...

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Said to be from a small hoard; by 1959: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; February 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 2,200.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 276–168 B.C.


Phaselis, Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 238.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 10.93 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins