Tetradrachm of Poseidion with two dolphins
550 B.C. or earlier
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Poseidion (Karpathos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2011.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 13.56 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Two large dolphins, upper to left, lower to right, over a small dolphin to right.
Inscription in Greek above.
Beaded square border with flower in each upper corner inside plain square border.
Reverse: Incuse square divided by one broad diameter line; surface irregular.
By date unknown: Bompois Collection; Paris 1882: Bompois Collection Sale, no. 1579 (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. 1182); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund