Stater of Kroton with tripod

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Kroton

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0177.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.10 gm.

Accession Number

04.390

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Tripod with lion’s feet and three handles.
In right field, crab to right.
Inscription in Greek in left field.
Triple ground line.
Reverse: Same type as obverse, but incuse; at left, dolphin downwards.
Heavy plain ground line, incuse.
Inscription in Greek in right field, upwards and retrograde.
Thin flan; incuse dotted border.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund