Stater of Kos with crab

Greek
Archaic Period
600 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Kos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2013.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.31 gm.

Accession Number

04.1080

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Crab.
Reverse: Large incuse square with diameter lines and one diagonal beside small irregular quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

From a hoard probably found in the Cyclades in 1889 (?) (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1184); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund