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 uncertain mint with forepart of lion

Start collecting

Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, one forepaw visible; mouth open and tongue protruding; beaded line at edge of neck. Reverse: Incuse square divided diagonally; surface irregular.

Provenance

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. 1394); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2308.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 10.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.1252

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins