Stater of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Mithrapata
about 385–375 B.C.
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 231.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 9.77 gm. Die Axis: 10
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion’s scalp facing.
Reverse: Triskeles with faint dot in circle. Vertical club and head of Herakles wearing the lion’s skin, facing in lower left field. Incuse square.
Inscription in Lycian above and to right.
By 1958: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 224); by 1960: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland; May 11, 1960: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 1,550.00 (this is the total price for 60.526-60.529)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour