Diobol of Knidos with head of lion

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1974.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.46 gm.

Accession Number

04.1063

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head to right, mouth open.
Reverse: In incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right, with earring and necklace; hair in sakkos.

Provenance

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. 1163); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund