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1/6 stater of Sardis with confronted heads of lions

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Obverse: Foreparts of two lions facing, forepaws outstretched, knob on foreheads. Inscription in Lydian. Reverse: Double incuse square, irregular surface.

Provenance

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. 1719); 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.

Mint

Sardis, Lydia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1771.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.33 gm.

Accession Number

04.1547

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins