Trial piece (?) for stater of Ionia with eagle attacking snake

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Mint: Ionia, Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2311.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.1597

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics

Obverse: Eagle to right, wings raised, head lowered to attack serpent in its claws.
Reverse: Two incuse rectangles, with rays from dot in center.
Mint: Uncertain

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. 1769); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund