Stater of Kaunos (?) with forepart of lion

Greek
Archaic Period
520–490 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Kaunos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1968.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 11.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.1255

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion to right, only right foreleg shown, jaws open; mane represented by dots and short strokes; fringe of bristling hairs at top; heavy mass of hair from ear to throat.
Reverse: Two parallel oblong incuses divided vertically by a broad band, surfaces irregular.

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. 1397); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund