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Stater of Phistelia with head of nymph

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Obverse: Head of nymph facing three-quarters right; wearing ampyx; hair in heavy mass of wavy locks falling in orderly fashion at sides of face; dotted necklace. Reverse: Bearded man-headed river bull walking to left. Oscan legend, (Fistluis) in retrograde above. (see media screen for Oscan...

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By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 4 [purchased by Ready according to handwritten note in catalogue]); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 380–350 B.C.


Phistelia, Campania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0042.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 7.08 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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