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Stater of Lycia (?) with forepart of lion

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Obverse: Lion protome to right, roaring and with mane in the form of a pearly necklace. Reverse: Rectangular incuse with bars radiating from the center.

Provenance

By 1959: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne (Hess-Leu auction, March 24, 1959, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, lot 260 [as uncertain Ionia]); February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co. for $ 225-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Archaic Period, about 575 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 205.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 9.20 gm.

Accession Number

61.136

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins