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Stater of Siphnos with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle flying to right, one wing above, one below. Reverse: Incuse square divided by diameters and diagonals.

Provenance

From a hoard found in the Cyclades (?) in 1889 (?) that included MFA 04.844, 04.918, 04.921, 04.922; 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. 969); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–525 B.C.

Mint

Siphnos (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1294.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.922

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins