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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 with beaded necklace. A cord is about the hair which is represented by beaded lines and gathered in a knot behind.


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. 1158); 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. 1983.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.04 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins