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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.

Mint

Poseidonia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.355

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins