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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. Head of Hermes, wearing winged petasos, faces in the lower left field. Inscription in Lycian above. (see media screen for transcription of inscription from auction catalogue)

Provenance

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. 232.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 9.97 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

60.527

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins