User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stater of Poseidonia with striding Poseidon

Start collecting

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.


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.


Poseidonia, Lucania

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.02 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins