Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

Greek
Classical Period
412–400 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1988.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 6.18 gm.

Accession Number

01.5597

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head and right foreleg of a lion to right.
Reverse: In an incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right, her hair in a spendone.
At left: A.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund