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Stater of Ionian Revolt with forepart of bull

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Obverse: Forepart of bull to right, head to left. Beaded line at edge of body. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. Electrum stater of the Ionian Revolt (498-494 B.C.).

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. 1725); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Mint

Samos (probably), Islands off Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1815.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm.

Accession Number

04.1553

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins