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Stater of Lycia with boar walking

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Obverse: Boar standing to right on beaded line, head lowered and left forefoot raised. Beaded line on neck. Reverse: In incuse square, a tortoise with twelve plates of shell. Beaded square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Montagu Collection; 1896: Cat. Sotheby (Montagu Sale), no. 629 (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. 1224); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 500–460 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2082.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1116

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins