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Stater of Kos or Kaunos (?) with seated sphinx

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Obverse: Archaic sphinx seated to left. At left, an amphora and vine. Countermarked with uncertain design. Reverse: Incuse square, roughly quartered. Countermarked with a small incuse square roughly quartered.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Kos or Kaunos?), Caria (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2309.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.36 gm.

Accession Number

01.5593

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins