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Stater of Thebes with Boiotian shield

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Obverse: Boiotian shield. Reverse: Herakles, beardless, of semi-archaic style, kneeling to right, stringing his bow. In lower left corner, his club. All in incuse square. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, June 22, 1896, lot 947); purchased at the Bunbury auction by Ready; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 450–440 B.C.

Mint

Thebes, Boiotia (Boiotian Confederacy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0999.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.86 gm.

Accession Number

97.424

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins