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Diobol of Poseidonia with striding Poseidon

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Obverse: Poseidon striding right; chlamys in natural folds, ending in point; hair in knot on nape of neck; behind head, E; left, laurel branch upwards; dotted ground line; border of dots. Inscription in Greek in right field. Reverse: Bull walking right; at right, laurel twig of two leaves and...

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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. 93); September, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.


Poseidonia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0126.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.11 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins