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Trial piece (?) for stater of Ionia with eagle attacking snake

Obverse: Eagle to right, wings raised, head lowered to attack serpent in its claws. Reverse: Two incuse rectangles, with rays from dot in center. Mint: Uncertain

Provenance

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. 1769); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2311.

Accession Number

04.1597

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics