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Stater of Soloi with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Attic helmet on which is running griffin; hair in on forehead in tight waves, in long queue below neck. Beaded border. In incuse circle an incuse square with bunch of grapes. Inscription in Greek outside the square. Reverse: Legend in Greek on...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale of the Whittall Collection, no. 1267 (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. 1263): September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.

Mint

Soloi, Cilicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2125.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 10.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.1145

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins