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1/6 stater of Phokaia with head of Aphrodite

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left wearing sakkos and earrings. Seal to left below. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 985 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1699); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–330 B.C.

Mint

Phokaia, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1926.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1529

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins