Diobol of Knidos with head of lion
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Caria, Knidos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1977.
Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.76 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s head to right, mouth open.
Reverse: In incuse square, bust of Aphrodite to right, with earring and necklace with pendant; cord around hair which falls in straight lines behind.
Beaded line at edge of neck.
Inscription in Greek at left.
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. 1164); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund