Stater of Miletos with lion

Greek
Archaic Period
about 560–545 B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Miletos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1882.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.78 gm.

Accession Number

04.1287

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion lying to left, head to right, mouth open.
Plain rectangular border.
Reverse: Three incuse rectangles, in upper one five points arranged as a rosette, in center one a fox crouching to left before bush (?), in lower one bull’s head facing up.

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. 1710); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund