Stater of Kos or Kaunos (?) with seated sphinx

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Mint: Caria (?), Uncertain (Kos or Kaunos?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2309.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.36 gm.

Accession Number

01.5593

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Archaic sphinx seated to left.
At left, an amphora and vine.
Countermarked with uncertain design.
Reverse: Incuse square, roughly quartered.
Countermarked with a small incuse square roughly quartered.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund