Stater of Rhegion with head of lion

Greek
Classical Period
about 415 –387 B.C.


Mint: Bruttium, Rhegion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0204.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.412

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head facing.
At left, olive twig.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Head of Apollo right in triple laurel wreath, edges dotted; hair at back rolled, curls on back of head, few strands on cheek and nape of neck.
At left, olive spray of two leaves, upwards.
Inscription in Greek in front.
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. 174); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund