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1/6 stater of Sardis (?) with seated lion

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Obverse: Lion seated to left mouth open, right forepaw and tail raised. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

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. 1720); 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. 1774.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.1548

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins