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1/6 stater of Phokaia with forepart of bull

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Obverse: Forepart of a bull looking back, from right to left. Dotted truncation at neck. At upper left, seal. Reverse: Quadripartite (mill-sail) incuse square.


By date unknown: Hermitage Collection; 1935: Schlesinger auction 13, lot 1285 (from the Hermitage Collection); by date unknown: with Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, 20 Magaw Place, New York 33, N.Y.; purchased by MFA from Mark M. Salton-Schlessinger, April 10, 1958, for $ 420.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.


Phokaia, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 175.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.59 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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