Stater of Laos with man-headed bull

Greek
Archaic Period
550–500 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Laos

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1972.921

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Man-headed bull to right, head turned back.
Border and exergue of raised dots.
Above, traces of inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Man-headed bull to left, in incuse, wreath border.
Above, traces of Greek inscription.

Provenance

By 1971: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Bank Leu AG, October 11, 1972

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour