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Drachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under [Polycharm]os (?)

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing a sphendone and earring. Reverse: KNI, head and right foreleg of a lion to right. Under the paw an eight-pointed star. Traces of magistrate's name at right, ending in [inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]

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, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1989.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.42 gm.

Accession Number

01.5598

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins