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1/12 stater of Miletos with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, head to left (?). Reverse: In incuse square, four parted rosette-star.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling did not list this as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 546–494 B.C.

Mint

Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1883.

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. Weight: 1.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.1581

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins