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1/6 stater of Phokaia with head of horse

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Obverse: Head of horse to left with rich trappings, beaded line at edge of neck. Below neck: a seal with head up. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

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 as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–494 (?) B.C.

Mint

Phokaia, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1905.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.58 gm.

Accession Number

04.1507

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins