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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 plain necklace; the hair is partly in a braid wound about the head, partly in a queue behind.

Provenance

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. 1161); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–450 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1987.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.20 gm.

Accession Number

04.1061

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins