Stater of Poseidonia with Poseidon hurling trident

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Poseidonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0124.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 7.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.353

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon striding right, his right leg drawn back, resting on toes; hair short; chlamys falling in triangular folds. He hurls a trident with his raised right hand. His left hand is outstretched.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Bull walking left; plain ground line above dotted one.
Inscription in Greek above.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund