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Stater of Miletos with lion

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Obverse: Lion lying to left, head to right, mouth open. Plain rectangular border. Reverse: Three incuse rectangles, in upper one five points arranged as a rosette, in center one a fox crouching to left before bush (?), in lower one bull's head facing up.

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. 1710); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 560–545 B.C.

Mint

Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1882.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1287

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins