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Diobol of Knidos with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head to right, mouth open. Reverse: In incuse square, a female head to right, with earring and necklace with pendant; cord around hair which falls in straight lines behind. Beaded line at edge of neck. At left, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

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. 1164); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1977.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.76 gm.

Accession Number

04.1064

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins