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Oktobol of Poseidion with two dolphins

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Obverse: Two large dolphins, upper to left, lower to right. Beaded square border with flower in upper corners and in center below. Reverse: Incuse square, irregular surface.


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. 1183); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550 B.C. or earlier


Poseidion (Karpathos), Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2012.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins