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Diobol of Miletos with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of lion to left, mouth open; tongue protruding. Reverse: In incuse square, four-part star-flower.

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. 1124); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 478 B.C. and later

Mint

Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1884.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.22 gm.

Accession Number

04.1031

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins