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Double siglos of Caria with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of a lion to right, ankh on his shoulder. Reverse: Square incuse divided into two parts by a broad band.

Provenance

By date unknown: S. Pozzi Collection: by 1920: with Naville & Cie., 6 and 8 Rue Pécolat, Geneva, Switzerland (auction of the Pozzi Collection, Galeries Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4ff., 1921, lot 2568); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, Lockett, no. 2915); by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2390); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Mint

Caria (Satrapy)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 185.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 11.08 gm.

Accession Number

61.1043

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins