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Stater of Paphos with standing bull, struck under Onasi[...]

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Obverse: Bull standing to left; above, a winged solar-disk; at left, and Egyptian ankh, circle dotted; ground line (off flan); border of dots (die-flaw above crupper of bull). Inscription in Cypriote signs. Reverse: Eagle flying left; straight wings outspread, one above, one below; in three...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale of the Moore Collection, no. 431 (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. 1278); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C.

Mint

Paphos, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2142.

Dimensions

Diameter: 201 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm.

Accession Number

04.1155

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins