User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Didrachm of Halikarnassos (?) with head of lion

Start collecting

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

Provenance

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.

Mint

Halikarnassos (?), Caria (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.1254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins