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Stater of Poseidonia with striding Poseidon

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Obverse: Poseidon striding right; ends of chlamys dove-tailed; no knot of hair; no letter or symbol; border of dots. Inscription in Greek at right, downwards. Reverse: Bull walking left; on croup, brand-mark, caduceus upwards; no symbols; single ground line. Inscription in Greek above.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 470–445 B.C.

Mint

Poseidonia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0127.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.356

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins