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Tetrobol of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Zakhaba

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Obverse: Lion's scalp facing, partial border of dots. Reverse: Head of Athena facing three-quarters to left, wearing crested helmet ornamented with palmette, and necklace with pendants. All in incuse circle. Inscription in Lycian at left. (see media screen for Lycian inscription)

Provenance

By 1958: AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 226); by date unknown: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd.; purchased by MFA from Leu & Co.'s Bank, Ltd., April 9, 1959, for $ 1,725.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 400–362 B.C.

Mint

Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 220.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

59.245

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins