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Stater of Poseidonia with Poseidon hurling trident

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Obverse: Poseidon striding right; upper body in side view; trident in raised right hand, left hand outstretched; beardless, hair short; chlamys falling in straight folds, dove-tailed on ends; triple border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bull walking left; below, scallop shell downwards;...

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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. 92); 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. 0125.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.354

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins