1/6 stater of Samos (?) with head of lioness

Greek
Late Orientalizing or Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Samos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1778.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

Accession Number

04.1536

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lioness, full front.
Wreath-like border.
Reverse: In incuse square irregular surface with dot in center.

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. 1706); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund