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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)


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.



Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins