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Stater of Kroton with eagle standing on temple

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Obverse: Eagle standing right, head left, wings closed, on architrave of temple, guttae of triglyph shown below; to right, antelope's skull left; plain border. Reverse: Tripod in relief; right, olive twig, two leaves and berry, upwards; double ground line. Inscription in Greek in left field.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 440–410 B.C.

Mint

Kroton, Bruttium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0184.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.396

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins