Stater of Poseidonia with Poseidon hurling trident

Greek
Classical Period
480–440 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Poseidonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0125.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.354

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon striding right; upper body in side view; trident in raised right hand, left hand outstretched; beardless, hair short; chlamys falling in straight folds, dove-tailed on ends.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Triple border of dots.
Reverse: Bull walking left.
Below, scallop shell downwards.
Dotted ground line between two plain lines.
Inscription in Greek above bull.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund