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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.).


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.


Samos (probably), Islands off Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 14.05 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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