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Stater of Kos with crab

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Obverse: Crab. Reverse: Large incuse square with diameter lines and one diagonal beside small irregular quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

From a hoard probably found in the Cyclades in 1889 (?) (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1184); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 600 B.C.

Mint

Kos, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2013.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1080

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins