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Stater of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Mithrapata

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Obverse: Lion's scalp facing; below, traces of triskeles. Reverse: Bearded head to left, triskeles below back of neck. Inscription starting at lower left corner. All in incuse square. (see media screen for inscription) Dynast: Mithrapata

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, September 18, 1958, for $ 1,350.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 385–375 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 226.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.74 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

58.708

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins