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Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, tongue protruding. Reverse: In incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right wearing stephane, the hair in a sakkos. Beaded line at edge of neck. At right, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


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. 1156); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.


Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1972.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.23 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins