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Stater of Thebes with Boiotian shield

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Obverse: Boiotian shield with inner rim. Reverse: In incuse square infant Herakles, kneeling to left, a serpent in each raised hand. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Photiades Collection (Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, no. 433, according to Brett catalogue entry); 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. 783); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 446–426 B.C.

Mint

Thebes, Boiotia (Federal Coinage)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1000.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.821

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins