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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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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.


Poseidonia, Lukania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 7.49 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins