Oktobol of Poseidion with two dolphins
550 B.C. or earlier
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Poseidion (Karpathos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2012.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.50 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Two large dolphins, upper to left, lower to right.
Beaded square border with flower in upper corners and in center below.
Reverse: Incuse square, irregular surface.
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. 1183); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund