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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.


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.


Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.78 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins