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Stater of Sikyon with Chimaera

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Obverse: Chimaera to left on line, right forepaw raised. At left, above, a wreath. Reverse: Dove flying to right one wing above, one below. Above tail, A below it [inscription]. Olive wreath border tied at left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350–340 B.C.

Mint

Sikyon, Sikyonia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1179.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.865

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins