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Tetradrachm of Thracian Chersonesos with lion devouring prey

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Obverse: Lion crouching to left on ground line, devouring a prey, head frontal. Above, floral motif. Reverse: Winged half-boar to left, within square incuse bordered by a row of dots between lines.


By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, December 11, 1958, for $ 850.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 470 B.C.


Thracian Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 070.


Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 16.37 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins