Stater of Lycia (?) with forepart of lion

Greek
Archaic Period
about 575 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 205.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 9.20 gm.

Accession Number

61.136

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion protome to right, roaring and with mane in the form of a pearly necklace.
Reverse: Rectangular incuse with bars radiating from the center.

Provenance

By 1959: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne (Hess-Leu auction, March 24, 1959, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, lot 260 [as uncertain Ionia]); February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA from Leu & Co. for $ 225-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour