Stater of Lycia with forepart of lion, struck under Mithrapata

Greek
Classical Period
about 385–375 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 230.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 9.65 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

59.49

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of a lion to right.
Reverse: Bearded head to left; hair ending in a roll of fine strands from forehead to nape of neck., triskeles below back of neck. All in incuse square with inner line.
Inscription in Lycian starts at upper left and faces outward.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, February 12, 1959, for $ 1,950.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour