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Stater of Sikyon with Chimaera

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Obverse: Chimaera standing to left on ground line. Inscription in Greek between legs. Reverse: Dove flying to left, within olive wreath. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction XIX, June 5-6, 1959, lot 432); March 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 275.-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 420 B.C.

Mint

Sikyon, Sikyonia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 103.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 11.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.250

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins