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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.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–490 B.C.

Mint

Kaunos (?), Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1255

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins