Oktobol of Poseidion with two dolphins

Greek
Archaic Period
550 B.C. or earlier


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Poseidion (Karpathos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2012.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm.

Accession Number

04.1079

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two large dolphins, upper to left, lower to right.
Beaded square border with flower in upper corners and in center below.
Reverse: Incuse square, irregular surface.

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. 1183); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund