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Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Head and right foreleg of a lion to right. Reverse: In an incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right, her hair in a spendone. At left: A.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–400 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1988.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 6.18 gm.

Accession Number

01.5597

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins