Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 465–450 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1986.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

Accession Number

11.1802

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of a lion with mouth open to right.
Reverse: Head of Aphrodite to right, in incuse square.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund