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Stater of Poseidonia with Poseidon hurling trident

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Obverse: Poseidon striding right, his right leg drawn back, resting on toes; hair short; chlamys falling in triangular folds. He hurls a trident with his raised right hand. His left hand is outstretched. Beaded border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bull walking left; plain ground line above...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–440 B.C.

Mint

Poseidonia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0124.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.353

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins