Stater of Lydia with lion and bull
Mint: Lydia (under Persian rule), Sardis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2077.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 8.07 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund