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Tetradrachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under Kalliphron

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left, wearing earring and link-ornament necklace; prow behind neck. Reverse: Forepart of a lion to right. Inscription in Greek at right. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; June 7, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 1,500-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 360–340 B.C.

Mint

Knidos, Caria

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 191.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 15.01 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.601

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins