Stater of Kamiros with fig leaf

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500–480 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kamiros (Rhodes)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2029.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1091

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Fig leaf on stem upwards; triple sprouts between lobes and below, left and right.
Reverse: Incuse rectangle, divided by wide diameter line.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be Ferdinand Bompois Collection (according to Brett catalogue entry: Hotel Drouot auction of the Ferdinand Bompois Collection, January 16-21, 1882, no. 1594, pl. V); 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. 1195); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund