Diobol (?) of Samos or Miletos (?) with head of lioness

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Mint: Asia Minor, Uncertain (Samos or Miletos?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2312.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.58 gm.

Accession Number

04.1049

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of lioness full front.
Square beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square small four rayed star.
Double square net border.

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. 1146); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund