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Stater of Lycia with head of Athena, struck under Khäräi

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Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena to right. Reverse: Within circular incuse and border of dots, head of dynast Kharai to right, wearing Persian tiara. Inscriptions in Greek and Lycian.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; March 26, 1986: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 430 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.62 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

1986.70

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins