Didrachm of Halikarnassos (?) with head of lion

Greek
Archaic Period
early 6th century B.C.


Mint: Caria (?), Halikarnassos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 12.34 gm.

Accession Number

04.1254

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lion to left, tongue protruding.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

From a hoard found in the Cyclades in 1889 (?) (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1396); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund