Stater of Colchis with reclining lioness

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.


Mint: Colchis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1352.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 7.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.924

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lioness reclining right, head left, jaws open, with mane.
Reverse: Minotaur kneeling right, with collar and band on wrist; oblong 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. 973); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund