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Stater of Kaunos (?) with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, only right foreleg shown, jaws open; mane represented by dots and short strokes; fringe of bristling hairs at top; heavy mass of hair from ear to throat. Reverse: Two parallel oblong incuses divided vertically by a broad band, surfaces irregular.


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. 1397); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–490 B.C.


Kaunos (?), Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1968.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.01 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins