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Diobol of Lycia with lion attacking bull, struck under Päriklä (Perikles)

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Obverse: Lion to right, on the back of and attacking a bull kneeling to left. Ground line and border of dots. Inscription in Lycian around and in exergue. Reverse: Head of Athena three-quarters left, wearing a Corinthian helmet, crested and ornamented with forepart of a sphinx to left. ...

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By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, February 12, 1959, for $ 225.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 380–362 B.C.



Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 235.


Diameter: 11.5 mm. Weight: 1.23 gm. Die Axis: 8

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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