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Drachm of Caria (?) with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, head raised, one forepaw visible. Reverse: Incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Mint

Uncertain, Caria (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2313.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.50 gm.

Accession Number

04.1253

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins