Tetradrachm of Poseidion with two dolphins

Greek
Archaic Period
550 B.C. or earlier


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

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2011.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.56 gm.

Accession Number

04.1078

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two large dolphins, upper to left, lower to right, over a small dolphin to right.
Inscription in Greek above.
Beaded square border with flower in each upper corner inside plain square border.
Reverse: Incuse square divided by one broad diameter line; surface irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; Paris 1882: Bompois Collection Sale, no. 1579 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1182); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund