Stater of Kroton with tripod
about 530–500 B.C.
Mint: Bruttium, Kroton
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0176.
Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 8.22 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Tripod lebes with lion’s feet and three handles; between legs, scrolls above and half-serpents confronting below; triple ground line, middle one dotted.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Border of dots between plain lines.
Reverse: Same type as obverse, but incuse; without inscription, scrolls or serpents; striated ground line.
Border of heavy dots.
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. 143); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund