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Stater of Salamis with bust of Aphrodite, struck under Nikokreon

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Obverse: Bust of Aphrodite to left, wearing crown with semicircular plates, necklace and earring; long hair falling over shoulders. In field right, BA downwards. Reverse: Bust of Aphrodite to left, wearing turreted crown, necklace and earring with pendants; long hair falling over shoulders....

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Provenance

By 1949: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Freiestrasse 103, Basel, Switzerland (Auktion 8, December 8-10, 1949, Gelben Saal des Stadtcasinos, Barfüsserplatz, Basel, lot 857); purchased at Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 8 by MFA, December 1949 (total purchase price for MFA 49.1902-49.1907 = $ 2,574.75)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 331–311/310 B.C.

Mint

Salamis, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2340.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.32 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

49.1905

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins