Drachm of Knidos with head of Aphrodite, struck under [Polycharm]os (?)

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–300 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Knidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1989.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.42 gm.

Accession Number

01.5598

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite to right, wearing a sphendone and earring.
Reverse: Head and right foreleg of a lion to right.
Under the paw an eight-pointed star and inscription in Greek.
Traces of magistrate’s name at right.

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