Stater of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Mithrapata

Greek
Classical Period
about 385–375 B.C


Mint: Lycia, Antiphellos (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 225.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25.5 mm. Weight: 9.76 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

59.187

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s scalp facing; below, traces of triskeles (overstruck?)
Reverse: Bearded head to left, triskeles below back of neck.
Inscription in Lycian starting at lower left corner. All in incuse square..

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; March 12, 1959: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for
$ 5,300.00 (this is the total price for 59.186-59.192)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour