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Stater of Poseidion with three dolphins and flower

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Obverse: Two dolphins, one above the other, upper one left, lower one right; below, small dolphin right, in both upper corners, flower downwards; dotted square border within plain square border. Reverse: Two oblong incuses, divided by wide vertical band.


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. 1181); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.


Poseidion (Karpathos), Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2010.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.71 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins