Nov 12, 2009
Nov 12, 2009

Stater: Head of Nymph (Obverse); Nike (Reverse)

Stater: Head of Nymph (Obverse); Nike (Reverse)

c. 420–400 BC

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Diameter: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Weight: 7.646 g (0.27 oz.)

Die axis: 2

Gift of J. H. Wade 1916.982


Did you know?

Nike sits on a cippus, a pillar used as a boundary stone or grave marker.


Coins from the South Italian colony of Terina are notable for their sophisticated reworkings of other cities’ designs. On the obverse of this tetradrachm is a female head with short, wavy hair, possibly modeled on the Syracusan nymph Arethousa. The reverse captures an intimate moment as Nike sits, tenderly holding a bird, much like young women in Athenian funerary sculptures.

See also
GR - Greek
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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