Stater of Paphos with standing bull, struck under Onasi[...]

Classical Period
450–400 B.C.

Mint: Cyprus, Paphos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2142.


Diameter: 201 mm. Weight: 11.09 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Bull standing to left.
Above, a winged solar-disk; at left, and Egyptian ankh.
Inscription in Cypriote signs.
Circle dotted; ground line (off flan); border of dots (die-flaw above crupper of bull).
Reverse: Eagle flying left; straight wings outspread, one above, one below; in three sections first dotted, others feathered.
Below, ivy leaf on stem, upwards.
Square incuse.


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Sotheby Sale of the Moore Collection, no. 431 (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. 1278); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund