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Stater of Kamiros with fig leaf

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Obverse: Fig leaf on stem upwards; triple sprouts between lobes and below, left and right. Reverse: Incuse rectangle, divided by wide diameter line.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be Ferdinand Bompois Collection (according to Brett catalogue entry: Hotel Drouot auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16-21, 1882, no. 1594, pl. V); 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. 1195); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500–480 B.C.

Mint

Kamiros (Rhodes), Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2029.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1091

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins