Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1983.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.04 gm.

Accession Number

04.1059

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, tongue protruding.
Reverse: In incuse square, head of Aphrodite to right with beaded necklace. A cord is about the hair which is represented by beaded lines and gathered in a knot behind.

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. 1158); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund