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Stater of Poseidonia with Poseidon hurling trident

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Obverse: Poseidon striding right, upper body in front view, hurling trident in raised right hand, left hand outstretched; nude, with chlamys over back falling from arms; bearded, hair long, turned up at back, two locks falling on breast; ground line; border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: ...

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Provenance

1880: Lake Price sale, Sotheby, 1880, no. 238; 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. 90); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 530–500 B.C.

Mint

Poseidonia, Lukania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0123.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.352

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins