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Stater of Thera with two dolphins

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Obverse: Two dolphins, one over the other, upper one to left, lower to right. 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. 971); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 525/520–500 B.C..

Mint

Thera (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1296.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.29 gm.

Accession Number

04.918

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins