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Stater of Thespiai with Boiotian shield

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Obverse: Boiotian shield Reverse: Female head to right wearing earring, hair slightly disheveled and set with jewels. In the field at the right, a large crescent; a small one under the curve of the neck, on which is a necklace and pendant. Inscription in Greek at left and right. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; September 19,1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 280.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 387–374 B.C.

Mint

Thespiai, Boiotia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 094.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

62.661

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins