Stater of Poseidonia with striding Poseidon

Greek
Classical Period
about 470–445 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Poseidonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0127.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.356

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Poseidon striding right; ends of chlamys dove-tailed.
Inscription in Greek at right, downwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bull walking left; on croup, brand-mark, caduceus upwards.
Above bull inscription in Greek.
Single ground line.

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. 94); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund