Drachm of Knidos with forepart of lion

Greek
Classical Period
about 440 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.98 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.60

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion protome right.
Reverse: Incuse square, within which head of Aphrodite right wearing necklace, hair bound with diadem of beads.

Provenance

By 1965: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour