1/6 stater of Sardis (?) with seated lion

Greek
Late Orientalizing or Archaic Period
Late 7th–mid-6th century B.C.


Mint: Lydia, Sardis (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1774.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.1548

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion seated to left mouth open, right forepaw and tail raised.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse.

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. 1720); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund