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Stater of Laos with man-headed bull

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Obverse: Bearded, man-faced river bull walking left, head right; border of dots. Inscription in Greek above. Reverse: Bearded, man-faced river bull walking right; plain border. Inscription in Greek above.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–450 B.C.

Mint

Laos, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0099.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.337

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins