Coin: Stater, Lesbos


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Coin: Stater, Lesbos   (1900.63.0013)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Lesbos
Period/Date 530-440 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 1.97 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) .52 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 11.02 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

This Greek coin is a Stater from Lesbos, an island in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. It was struck in the late 6th to mid-5th century BCE. The obverse contains two calves’ heads face to face with an olive tree between them. The reverse is an incuse square (punch mark).

Comparanda N/A

"Aegean Coins: A slater from lesbos," 1989P.0035.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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