Didrachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under [K]leomeo[...]

Greek
Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 387–300 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 192.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 6.67 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

62.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to left, with hair in sphendone, wearing earring and necklace. At right, bunch of grapes.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
Reverse: Forepart of a lion to left.
Inscription in Greek below.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 250- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour