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. 1978.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.1066

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.
A cord is about hair which falls in straight lines.

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. 1166); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund