Stater of Lycia with head of lion, struck under Mithrapata

Greek
Classical Period
about 385–375 B.C.


Mint: Lycia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 232.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 9.97 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

60.527

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s scalp facing.
Reverse: Triskeles with faint dot in circle. Head of Hermes, wearing winged petasos, faces in the lower left field.
Inscription in Lycian above.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour