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Drachm of Lycia with head of Aphrodite, struck under Khäriga

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Obverse: Female head to left with T shaped earring and necklace, hair caught up behind. Beaded line at edge of neck. Reverse: In incuse square, tetraskeles about a circle in which is an owl to left. Around, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410 B.C.

Mint

Antiphellos, Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2087.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.1120

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins