Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square

Reverse: Forepart of lion, profile to the left, head reverted

Collection: Arthur S. Dewing Collection
Context: Uncertain
Material: Silver
Denomination: Stater
Actual Weight: 11.7
Die Axis: -
Date: ca. 510 BC - ca. 490 BC
Region: Caria
Period: Archaic


Obverse Type: Quadripartite incuse square

Commentary: Sometimes attributed to Miletus: see BMCIonia, p. 184, 6-11. Our coins quite possibly derive from one or both of the Santorini 1821 and Melos 1825 hoards (IGCH 7 and 8).