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Diobol (?) of Samos or Miletos (?) with head of lioness

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Obverse: Head of lioness full front. Square beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square small four rayed star. Double square net border.

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. 1146); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain (Samos or Miletos?), Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2312.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.58 gm.

Accession Number

04.1049

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins