Stater of Lydia with lion and bull

Greek
Archaic Period
546–521 B.C.


Mint: Lydia (under Persian rule), Sardis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm.

Accession Number

04.1163

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion’s mane is flying, and over his head is a dot.
Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale, Paris, no. 1674 (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. 1287); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund