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Tetrobol of Lycia with boar

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Obverse: Boar walking to left. Traces of another animal, a bull to left (?) beneath. Reverse: Forepart of a lion lying to left, with end of body protruding beyond rectangular frame of dots. All in incuse square.

Provenance

By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 208.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.02 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.95

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins