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Didrachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under [K]leomeo[...]

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left, with hair in sphendone, wearing earring and necklace. At right, bunch of grapes. In left and right fields: K-NI Reverse: Forepart of a lion to left. Inscription in Greek below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 250- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 387–300 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 192.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins