Diobol of Lycia with lion attacking bull, struck under Päriklä (Perikles)

Greek
Classical Period
about 380–362 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 235.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.5 mm. Weight: 1.23 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

59.50

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion to right, on the back of and attacking a bull kneeling to left. Ground line and border of dots.
Inscription in Lycian around and in exergue.
Reverse: Head of Athena three-quarters left, wearing a Corinthian helmet, crested and ornamented with forepart of a sphinx to left. Around neck, knotted aegis(?). At upper left, triskeles.
Name-inscription in Lycian around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, February 12, 1959, for $ 225.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour