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Stater of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Mithrapata

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Obverse: Lion's scalp facing. Reverse: Triskeles with faint dot in circle. Vertical club and head of Herakles wearing the lion's skin, facing in lower left field. Incuse square. Inscription in Lycian above and to right. (see media screen for transcription taken from auction...

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Provenance

By 1958: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 224); by 1960: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,550.00 (this is the total price for 60.526-60.529)

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. 231.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.77 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

60.526

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins