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Tetradrachm of Caria with Persian king drawing bow

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Obverse: Persian king kneels to right, drawing back his bow. In field at left: P in ex.: BA Reverse: Satrap on horseback right holding spear. In field at left, bust of Herakles in lion skin. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection; by 1905: Sotheby auction of a well-known amateur [Edward Perry Warren], 1905, lot 28); by 1913: R. Jameson Collection (Monnaies Grecques Antiques [Feuardent Frères, Paris], vol. I, no. 1630); by date unknown: Walter Niggeler Collection; by 1965: with Bank Leu, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (auction of the Walter Niggeler Collection, pt. 1, Malzgasse 25, Basel, December 3-4, 1965, lot 508); purchased at the Basel auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G.; January 12, 1966: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 340–334 B.C.

Mint

probably Caria (Satrapy)

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.10 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

66.8

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins