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Didrachm of Halikarnassos (?) with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of lion to left, tongue protruding. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, surface irregular.


From a hoard found in the Cyclades in 1889 (?) (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. 1396); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, early 6th century B.C.


Halikarnassos (?), Caria (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2307.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.34 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins