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Stater of Selge with two wrestlers

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Obverse: Two nude wrestlers, the left one grasping with both hands his opponent's left arm. Border of dots. Reverse: In incuse square, a youth stepping forward with sling in both raised hands; he wears short girded chiton. At right a small eagle to right wings closed, over astragalos; in right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Sotheby Sale of Ivanoff Collection, no. 457 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1244); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 394–350 B.C.

Mint

Selge, Pisidia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2107.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.77 gm.

Accession Number

04.1132

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins