Stater of Poseidion with three dolphins and flower

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Poseidion (Karpathos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2010.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.1077

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two dolphins, one above the other, upper one left, lower one right; below, small dolphin right, in both upper corners, flower downwards.
Dotted square border within plain square border.
Reverse: Two oblong incuses, divided by wide vertical band.

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. 1181); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund