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1/12 stater of Sardis with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of a lion to right, with open mouth. Above the eye a dot. Reverse: Incuse square, roughly divided.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Orientalizing or Archaic Period, Late 7th–mid-6th century B.C.

Mint

Sardis, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1770.

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 mm. Weight: 1.17 gm.

Accession Number

01.5561

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins