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1/3 stater of Sardis with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of lion to right mouth open, knob on forehead, four small stamps on face, and fourteen on edge. Reverse: Irregular double incuse square.


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. 1717); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Sardis, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1768.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 4.66 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins