Diobol of Poseidonia with striding Poseidon

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Poseidonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0126.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.11 gm.

Accession Number

04.355

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon striding right; chlamys in natural folds, ending in point; hair in knot on nape of neck.
At left, laurel branch upwards.
Behind head: Greek letter; inscription in Greek in right field.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull walking right; at right, laurel twig of two leaves and berries;
Inscription in Greek above bull.
Double ground line.
In exergue, dolphin right.
Round 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. 93); September, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund